Faihaa and Ayman Issa have a wonderful menu prepared for the Assembly! (All VEGAN)
Fattoush Salad (vegetables, bread, olive oil)
Tabbouleh (vegetables, grains, olive oil)
Artichoke with garlic and olive oil
Hummus Tahini (chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice)
Yalanjy (grape leaves, rice, vegetables)
Motabbal (eggplant, tahini, garlic)
Dessert: Semolina with nuts and sugar
The meal is kosher under the guidelines of Rabbi Adam Kligfeld.
A little more about the Issa Family:
Issa family bio:
Faihaa and Ayman Issa, Damascus, Syria
Arrival Date: August 31, 2016
Resettling in Southern California
In 2012, Faihaa and Ayman Issa, together with Ayman's 80 year old mother and their four kids aged 13, 11, 7, and 4, fled Damascus, Syria, and headed for safety to a refugee camp in Jordan. They waited 4 years before being awarded resettlement in America. The Issa family arrived to California in 2016 to begin their resettlement in El Cajon in east San Diego county. Three words Ayman uses to describe his experience starting over in America: Hard work, hope, and love. Faihaa currently studies English at Grossmont College in El Cajon and Ayman serves as Director of Logistics for Miry's List.