Zeinab Bader

Zeinab Bader was born in 1956 in Tyre, Lebanon, and immigrated to the United States with her husband and infant daughter in 1980. After settling in New York, she volunteered for several years as a teacher in an Arabic school run by the Palestinian Women’s Association of New York. She resigned from the position in 1991 and spent several years raising her children, and then pursued work as a health insurance specialist. She also served on the board of Arab American Association of New York and organized their Mother’s Day celebrations for several years. See this narrator’s full biography and oral history.

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Zeinab Bader describes how moving out of a Muslim society affected her religious practice.

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