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Our Activities:


October 2011

Patriarch Al-Rahi's Visit to the US












Roula Eid (Regional Coordinator, NY), Nada Salem Abisamra (Executive Director), Patriarch Mar Beshara Boutros Al-Rahi, Youssef Douaihy (Maronite Foundation, Studies & Statistics Director), Bishop Gregory Mansour












Nada Salem Abisamra (Executive Director), Nano Rached (Regional Coordinator, OH), Josephine Sfeir Bassil (Regional Coordinator, DC)














Thank you, Patriarch Al-Rahi, for your full support for Project Roots!

Thank you, Bishop Mansour, for your full support for Project Roots!


"... Patriarch Rai spoke of a plan to shore up Lebanon’s diminishing Christian population by seeking citizenship for those who have left the nation and for their children.
Project Roots is seeking people of Lebanese descent outside of Lebanon to register their marriages and the births of their children via its Web site...

'Lebanon is a unique country. Its whole social fabric hinges on a balance between Muslims and Christians,' he (Patriarch Rai) said. 'Christians and Muslims both declared that this country will not have a religion as such, but will respect all religions.' 'If the million Christians who have left Lebanon don’t register their marriages and offspring, this will be detrimental to the balance we are talking about,' he said. If Christians lose their political rights and freedom in that nation, he said, 'you will be responsible for this because you neglected to register your children. It’s not just the Christians of Lebanon who will lose, but the whole of Christianity in the Middle East. The creative formula of Lebanon as a nation where Christians and Muslims can live together . . . and work together will be lost, not only to Lebanon, but to the world.'”

Written by Ann Rodgers (Tuesday, 18 October, 2011)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette















Antonio Andary, Josephine Sfeir Bassil (Regional Coordinator, DC), Vicar General Archbishop Paul Sayah, Nada Salem Abisamra (Executive Director), Roula Eid (Regional Coordinator, NY), Youssef Douaihy (Maronite Foundation, Studies & Statistics Director)

Thank you, Archbishop Sayah, for your full support for Project Roots!




















Antonio Andary, Nada Salem Abisamra (Executive Director), Metropolitan Philip Saliba- Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, Josephine Sfeir Bassil (Regional Coordinator, DC), Youssef Douaihy (Maronite Foundation, Studies & Statistics Director), Roula Eid (Regional Coordinator, NY) 

Thank you, Metropolitan Saliba, for your full support for Project Roots!



















Roula Eid (Regional Coordinator, NY), Metropolitan Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim- Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch,
Nada Salem Abisamra (Executive Director), Josephine Sfeir Bassil (Regional Coordinator, DC)

Thank you, Metropolitan Karim, for your full support for Project Roots!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

6th Annual Northern Ohio Lebanese American Association (NOLAA) Heritage Ball

Honoring General John P. Abizaid United States Army (Ret), Former Commander of The United States Central Command (Centcom)

Regional Coordinator for Cleveland, OH: Najib (Nano) Rached















Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Introducing Project Roots at a "Peace For Lebanon" Luncheon; Miami, FL

President Paula Hoche

Former Regional Coordinator for Miami, FL: Monica Abinader



Former Regional Coordinator for Florida, Monica Abinader, was invited by Mrs. Paula Hoche, President of Peace for Lebanon, to introduce Project Roots at a luncheon with an excellent turnout of 40 women at the Maroosh restaurant in Miami.




    Mrs. Paula Hoche


April 22-24 2011

Introducing Project Roots at Our Lady of Lebanon Church; Miami, FL

Father Elie Mikhael

Former Regional Coordinator for Miami, FL: Monica Abinader


Former Regional Coordinator Monica Abinader introduced Project Roots to the members of the congregation at three events over the three day Easter period at Our Lady of Lebanon. Father Elie Mikhael introduced Project Roots at the Easter Sunday mass. Twenty-one people signed up for Projects Roots applications. Mr Maroun Tabet and Mrs Jeanne D'arc Lahoud  assisted at the Project Roots information table with Monica. The interest level was very promising.


Sunday, April 17, 2011 (Palm Sunday)

Introducing Project Roots at Our Lady of Redemption Melkite Catholic Church; Warren, MI

Father Michel Cheble

Regional Coordinator for Detroit, MI: Najla Sawan


Regional Coordinator Najla Sawan introduced Project Roots at Our Lady of Redemption Melkite Catholic Church in Warren, MI, on Palm Sunday. Fr. Michel Cheble was very encouraging; he introduced Project Roots at both of his Masses and encouraged his parish members to register by telling them, "It is the mission each one of us to register Lebnani." The turnout at our Lady of Redemption was great; a lot of Melkites came forward seeking registration.











Saturday, April 16, 2011

Introducing Project Roots at the Lebanese Information Center's Reception Honoring Dr. May Chidiac; Monmouth Junction, NJ 

Regional Coordinator for NYC: Roula Eid

Regional Coordinator for Cleveland, OH: Najib (Nano) Rached


Regional Coordinators Najib (Nano) Rached and Roula Eid introduced Project Roots at the Lebanese Information Center's Reception honoring Dr. May Chidiac, which took place in NJ on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Dr. Chidiac also talked about Project Roots very highly and she asked the attendees to spread the word about the Project and to support it.



Roula Eid, Dr. May Chidiac, Najib (Nano) Rached


Thank you, Dr. May Chidiac and the Lebanese Information Center, for your unconditional support! We greatly appreciate it.

The Project Roots Team



Sunday, April 10, 2011

Introducing Project Roots at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral; Brooklyn, NY

Bishop Gregory J. Mansour

Regional Coordinator for NYC: Roula Eid


Regional Coordinator Roula Eid introduced Project Roots at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY, on April 10, 2011. Lebanese MP Shant Chinchinian was attending Mass there and showed his support for the Project by encouraging people to register their vital life events in Lebanon.















We extend our heartfelt thanks to MP Chinchinian for his valuable support!

The Project Roots Team



Sunday, April 10, 2011

Introducing Project Roots at Saint Maron Church; Cleveland, OH

Father Peter Karam

Regional Coordinator for Cleveland, OH: Najib (Nano) Rached


Regional Coordinator Najib (Nano) Rached and Mauni Khoury introduced Project Roots for the first time at Saint Maron Church in Cleveland, OH, on April 10, 2011. The turnout was very successful.













Great job, Nano & Mauni!



Friday & Saturday, March 25 & 26, 2011

Project Roots: Regional Coordinators' Initiation Workshop; Washington, DC.

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Project Roots is happy to announce the official launching of its activities throughout the United States!

Project Roots' newly appointed Regional Coordinators (whose contact information you can find in our "Contact" section), form a group of proactive, dedicated, and enthusiastic ladies and gentlemen who are eager to help All Americans of Lebanese Descent register in Lebanon.


Antoine, Elias, Nada, Antonio, Monica, Father Zaidan, Najib, Nano, Najla, Roula


Great Start, Project Roots' Team! We wish you all the best in your endeavor!


(Workshop Evaluation Form)



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Introducing Project Roots at St. Sharbel Maronite Church; Somerset, NJ

Father Tony Akoury

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We were extremely impressed by the warmth of St. Sharbel Maronite Church's priest and parish members. They were all enthusiastic about Project Roots; they were all eager to take our brochures and, in case they did not need them for their own families, pass them out to their friends and relatives and spread the word!




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We are counting on your help.

Alone, we cannot do much.

Together, we can do wonders!


Lebanon needs this vast reservoir of goodwill as it struggles to

retain its sovereignty and independence!


ACT NOW. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.


PRESERVE YOUR HERITAGE!


Director: Nada Salem Abisamra

Contact: Tel: (917) 755-0499 || Email: nada@projectroots.net


Last updated: Jun 14th 2015