Baby Girl Samantha LynnMarie born to Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Edward and Kara Bateh Mousa.
Baby Girl Piper Eileen born to Mr. and Mrs. Shawn and Amber Dolby Bishara.
Baby Boy Kamalin Faris born to Mr. and Mrs. Faris Kamalin and Julie Khawaja Farah.
Melissa Rose Evans to Tarik Ziadeh Bateh. Their proud parents are Mr. George Ziadeh Bateh and the late Janan Ghannam Bateh; and Mr. Charles Edward Evans and Dr. Susan O’Toole-Evans; and Ms. Heidi Menger Evans.
Amir Hassan, son of Aziz and Seham Hassan graduated from Bishop Kenny High school in Jacksonville Florida. He will be attending the University of North Florida and pursuing an Engineering Degree.
On Sunday, June 8 our annual Fathers’ Day picnic was held. Close to 220 people were in attendance and a good time was had by all. Many thanks go out to the Chairpersons, Mr. and Mrs. Sammy and Ghada Habash Batteh.
The 56th annual Ramallah Convention was held in Ramallah for the first time. Approximately 200 members of our Jacksonville community attended and for many, it was their first time traveling to Ramallah. All attendees were overwhelmed with emotion, excitement and the amazing warm welcome from the Ramallah community, as well as throughout the entire very well-organized convention. In addition, the Ramallah community’s hospitality is second to none. Inshallah this is the first of many conventions to be held in Ramallah. Congratulations to the Ramallah community for providing an unforgettable experience.
Our very own Jay Farhat is running for Sheriff of Jacksonville, Florida. Jay is an accomplished and dedicated law enforcement professional with extensive experience, as well as a small business owner. He continues the family tradition of working in their commercial properties business, while also working his way through the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office ranks.
Jay has served as a supervisor in some of the department’s most prestigious and demanding units. He was appointed to the State Attorney’s Office as a Special Investigator and led investigations in the Major Crimes Unit, Repeat Offender Court, Special Prosecution and Juvenile Unit. Currently, Jay supervises Homicide detectives in JSO’s pinnacle investigative unit, and has more than 22 years of diverse professional law enforcement experience covering a wide variety of specialty areas from patrol officer to senior leadership positions.
Jay is a dedicated husband, father, and a youth advocate. His proud parents are Mr. Edward Jaber Farhat and Mrs. Saundra Haddad Farhat. To learn more about Jay Farhat’s bid for Sherriff and his campaign, we invite you to check out the campaign website at www.farhatforsheriff.com and visit the donate page to give online. We also invite you to join the conversation on Facebook by “liking” the Jay Farhat for Sheriff page at www.facebook.com/FarhatforSheriff and follow the campaign on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Farhat4Sheriff (@Farhat4Sheriff).
Youth Group News
In May the ten youth members gathered at Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Sireen Samaan Bateh’s house. They enjoyed fellowship, food and fun games. Many thanks and appreciation goes out to the hosts Donald and Sireen and the Youth Club Directors.
The Jacksonville Community extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to the following families:
The Eadeh, Tannous and Mansour families for the passing of Khalid Nassar Eadeh
The Omran and Kafeety families for the passing of Violet K Omran.
May their memories be eternal.
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