29 2019

Author Sima Goel: Fleeing the Hijab event

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Sheri Galat 750 White Pond Drive
Akron, OH 44320

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Author and inspirational speaker Iranian-born Dr. Sima Goel will share her story of escape, courage, and freedom on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m. in a free, community-wide presentation on the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.

Her journey began at age thirteen when she spontaneously defended a Baha’i classmate against a schoolyard bully. This act triggered events that would eventually take her into danger and far from her beloved homeland. 

Following the 1979 Iranian Revolution, every female had to wear a loose dress, headscarf, and pants that hid the shape of one’s legs. Women feared going about without proper attire.

Once a penniless political refugee, now an established Montreal professional, Dr. Goel shares her belief that an authentic life requires freedom of choice, the most precious commodity of all. 

The Oct. 29 community-wide presentation is made possible through the generous support of the Miriam G. & Lawrence G. Bateman Memorial Fund for Jewish Education.

“Her story will make for an incredible listening experience for all ages and will help us reflect on the importance of our Jewish roots around the world,” said Rhea Bateman, who is helping to support and coordinate the presentation. “Dr. Goel will leave you enlightened and inspired.”

RSVP is requested

Sponsor: Jewish Community Board of Akron