RSVP:    thanks for letting us know if you plan to attend, so we have a good count for dinner.   RSVP here.

Where:    First United Church of Oak Park   https://www.firstunitedoakpark.com/ 

                      848 Lake Street

​                      Oak Park, IL 60302

                       dinner & meeting in the Chapel (enter from Kenilworth - west - side)


2019 Advisory Council Membership:  ​ (let us know if you have an interest in being part of this endeavor).

Birch Burghardt (Evanston)

Charlene Cepek  (Indian Head Park)

Anne Cordes (Evanston)

Dorian Dickinson (Wheaton)

Anne Fortin (Biet Sahour)

Alice Haznedl (Lake in the Hills)

Tom Jersild (Wilmette)

Marlys Conrad and Greg Jorjorian (Evanston)

Ann Legg (Woodstock)

Jeff Lehn (Wilmette)

Verniel Lundquist (Evanston)

Laurie Lyter Bright (Denver)

Akira and Kathleen Matsushima (Williamsburg, VA)

Alan Miller (Arrowsic, ME)



"I can go anywhere in the world..."

Orayb Najjar (Chicago)

Rima Najjar Kapitan (Chicago)

Linda Pierce (Springfield)

Lynn Pollack (Evanston)

Scott Romans (Evanston)

Estephan and Laurie Salameh (Jerusalem)

Dr. Ghada Talhami (Evanston)

Ed Thompson (Glenview)

Dale Valaskovic (Chicago)

James and Mary Eleanor Wall (Elmhurst)

Carol and Joe Weaver (Lombard)

​David & Jennifer Wood (Glencoe)


2019 Advisory Council Gathering AC members are invited to an evening meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Oak Park, IL.

US Advisory Council

Purpose:  The main idea behind the creation of this Council (created in 2018) is to strength the connection between our supporters and Seraj.  Participation in the council is intended to be both interesting and free from undue responsibilities. 

When:  Wednesday, July 17

     5:30 pm . Gather in Chapel

    6:00   Dinner with the US Board

     6:45  Presentation by Estephan & Laurie Salameh 

                  Discussion of 2019 Survey (see summary here)

                  Questions, comments and conversation

     8:30   Adjourn

2019 Member SurveyIn March of 2019 Seraj surveyed the Advisory Council to determine their perceptions and views of Seraj Library Project. Sixteen persons responded to our survey. See a summary and  key findings here.