Rutgers Presbyterian Church has put the ministry of Peace and Social Justice at the forefront of the work we do. This includes hosting many events throughout the church year on a broad range of topics. Some of our past events included an Interfaith event sponsoring the performance “Coming Out Muslim” and an annual discussion every May centered around International Family Equality Day. Last year we partnered with Spence Chapin exploring LGBTQ adoption and surrogacy. We have several events planned for the upcoming year so continue to check our website for more information.
You’re invited to dinner with Mayada and friends
PREVIOUS FIVE DINNERS WERE SOLD OUT!!!! NEW DATE ADDED – October 22
Dear friends and neighbors,
We are happy to announce that Mayada, a Syrian refugee who arrived in the U.S. with her husband and four children in March 2016 co-sponsored by Rutgers Presbyterian Church and Church World Service, will be cooking and serving dinner for about 60 guests at Rutgers. We got the idea from an article in the New York Times about similar dinners in Berlin.
Dinner will be $50 for adults and $25 for children under 16; ALL proceeds will go directly to Mayada and help her support her family. Several church members and neighbors will be volunteering their help to Mayada in the kitchen and dining room.
The dinner will be held in our Fellowship Hall, on the 5th floor of our Church House located at 236 West 73rd Street, just west of Broadway. Dinner will be at 6 pm.Guests are welcome to bring their own beer or wine.
Please help us spread the word about this fundraising event.
To learn more about Mayada’s family and the work of the Refugee Task Force, and to watch a short video about our efforts, click here.
Hosted by Peter Rinaldi.
Next Screening: Friday, April 28th @ 7:00PM
“Canners” by Manfred Kircheimer
236 West 73 @ Broadway, 5th Floo
Free, donations accepted to benefit the Refugee Relief Fund
“The great Manfred Kirchheimer again surveys a New York most miss… Revelatory”—Village Voice
“A testament to its director’s indefatigable humanism”—The New York Times
Fresh from his Museum of Modern Art Retrospective earlier this year, legendary independent documentarian Manfred Kirchheimer brings us the deeply humane Canners, which takes to the streets (mainly the Upper West Side) in an ode to the men and women who earn their daily bread by diligently collecting New York City’s bottles and cans. He talks to them about their struggles, their families, and their dreams, never straying too far from his work’s abiding subject, survival in the city.
Manfred Kirchheimer will join us for a discussion following the film.