Seraj Library Users

Ms. Ghadeer AbuMiriam, Burham and Jibyia library

Dr. Abdel Fattah Abusrour, Aida refugee camp library

Ms. Tablegh Ataya, Kufor Ni'ameh library

Mr. Johny Kort, Taybeh library

Ms. Lubna Salameh, Jifna library

Mr. Hassan Zaban, Clyde M Campbell Library at Al-Mizra Al-Sharqiyyeh

Ms. Rabab Zaid, Deir Amar refugee camp library 

Seraj Library Project is governed by a U.S. Board and a Palestinian Advisory Council.  The U.S. Board is recruited from folks who have championed the cause of Palestinian education and civic development.  The Advisory Council is made up of representatives from each of the Seraj libraries and it serves to coordinate and enhance the services of all the libraries.


Gratefully, the U.S. work of the Board is supported by many volunteers - please  contact us  if you would like to volunteer your services in support of our mission.

The Palestinian Advisory Council

Seraj Governance

The U.S. Seraj Board

​​​​​​​​​​Co-chair

Cotton Fite,  Ph.D.

Episcopal Priest; Clinical Psychologist


Co-chair and Treasurer

John Cassel
Adult Educator 


​Secretary

Pauline Coffman,  Ed.D.

Adult Educator


Case Hoogendoorn
Attorney, Hoogendoorn & Talbot LLP ​ 


Colette Burke Blan

Health Care Consultant


Galen Burghardt

Financial Research Director


Peg Griffiths,  Ph.D.

Senior Psychologist


Colleen Jersild

Independent Crafts Professional


Mai Khader Kakish

PR Consultant

Senator John Millner
Former IL State Senator


Paul Parker,  Ph.D.

Professor and Chairperson, Department of Religious Studies, Elmhurst College


Board Emeritus/Emeritas

​Kathleen Matsushima,  D. Min.
Retired Pastor and educator


James Wall, Former Chair
United Methodist Pastor  Senior Contributing Editor, Christian Century Magazine 

www.WallWritings.me


Mary Eleanor Kidder Wall

Senior Housing Administrator


Co-Founders

​​Estephan Salameh,  Ph.D.
Co-founder of Seraj/ Advisor to the Prime Minister, Palestine 

Laurie Salameh
Co-founder and Director 



Seraj Directors & Staff


  Ms. Laurie Salameh
  Co-founder and Director 


  Ms. Fidaa Ataya

​  Program Coordinator



Advisory Council meets in 2015