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Junior tennis stars from Israel will put on an exhibition next month in Squirrel Hill. (ITC photo)</i>
Junior tennis stars from Israel will put on an exhibition next month in Squirrel Hill. (ITC photo)
A special exhibition match featuring young athletes from the Israel Tennis Center teams will be held in Pittsburgh, Monday, Aug. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at a private home in Squirrel Hill. An hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception follows the exhibition.  

With tennis at the core of each of its initiatives, the ITC leads and supports co-existence programs for Jewish, Arab, Druze and Bedouin children.

The programs are intended to nurture tolerance and collaboration and promote a future of peaceful co-existence.

Featured at the exhibition will be Nadine Fahoum, a product of the ITC co-existence program.  Fahoum began playing tennis at age 9 at the ITC Haifa and was the first Arab Israeli athlete to represent Israel in the Youth Olympic Games in 2006.  She is a 2012 graduate of Duke University, where she played No. 1 singles and doubles on a full athletic scholarship. Fahoum recently joined the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation as a development associate.

Funds raised during the exhibition will support the Pittsburgh Karmiel-Misgav Dream Bus to will allow more children to participate in the co-existence programs at the ITC Galilee-Sajur.  These programs promote friendship and social awareness among Jewish, Druze and Arab Israeli children.

For more information or to attend the exhibition, contact the co-chairs of the exhibition, Tom Bernstein at 412-780-2802 or tom@woodlandfamilypartners.com or Steve Halpern at 412-298-4368 or steve@woodlandfamilypartners.com.

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