Alif Institute - Atlanta Georgia

Upcoming Programs

Help us build a bright future for the Arab-American community!

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What would you like the future to look like?

If you are like us, we see an even MORE proud and vibrant Arab-American community playing an essential part of the larger, diverse mosaic of communities in the metro-Atlanta area. We see Alif Institute as an even MORE valuable resource for countering negative stereotypes. We see Alif Institute as an even MORE welcoming place for the non-Arab community to experience the power and beauty of Arab cultures.

2017 Atlanta Arab Festival smWe listened to your suggestions and used your contributions to make them a reality. With your generous donations, we completed the first phase of improvements as we:

• Brought Alif programs to more  prominent venues
• Made important upgrades and began developing the property behind the building
• Expanded the Atlanta Arab Festival
• Enhanced the building and put video screens and computers in all the classrooms
• Expanded and enriched our exhibits

With passion and hard work, our founders put their dreams into action to create Alif Institute. We continue in their footsteps to dream BIG DREAMS, so we need YOUR HELP for the next step! We hired an architectural firm to produce schematics and are ready to submit these for permitting! We have the vision and a plan. We have begun fundraising for the next phase of development. All we lack are the remaining resources!
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• To renovate the event room, including a new entrance, we need an additional $145,000.
• To upgrade our projection and sound system, we need an additional $30,000.
• To create a better film program, and an Arab Film Festival, we need an additional $15,000.

These are our current priorities, but there are so many more possibilities. We are always looking for new and better ways to SHINE THE LIGHT OF ARAB CULTURES. We invite you to join the conversation by sending your thoughts and suggestions to Please make your TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION now!

There are many challenges facing our community today. Moreover, this is also a time of transition for Alif leadership. However, in these challenges, we see great opportunity. With your help, Alif will continue to thrive.



Angela Khoury
Executive Director

1/6: Arabic Language OPEN HOUSE


Register online or attend our

 Arabic Language Open House 
Saturday, January 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

       Learn more about Alif classes and programs. 
Meet our instructors. Register for classes.

Adult Classes start on Tuesday, January 16 and Saturday, January 13

Children's Classes start on Saturday, January 13

Click here to view the schedule for the Winter semester.

  Arabic for Adults    Arabic for Children   Tutoring

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1/7: Family & Friends Game Night

Sunday, January 7, 2018Family Friends Game Night crop

4 PM - 8 PM

With catered dinner: 
$20 / $18 for Alif members, $10 for children under 10 years old
Without dinner:
$5 per person / FREE for members

To reserve a meal, please RSVP to by Friday, January 5, 2018.

Get ready for an evening of fun, friendship, and delicious food! You are never too old to enjoy a fun card game or board game...Feel free to bring some games of your own or just come ready to play! From the old streets of Arab towns to the big cities in the US, Arab Americans enjoy getting together for a game night. Join us in this beautiful tradition!

12/1: Movie & Dinner - We're Not White, An Evening w/Amer Zahr

Amer Zahr Documentary

Help us welcome comedian AMER ZAHR for an evening of thought-provoking FUN!

Friday, December 1, 2017

7:00 pm: Dinner | 7:45 pm: Movie begins
8:30 pm: Discussion with filmmaker AMER ZAHR!

Movie: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, suggested donation of $5

Dinner: $18 / $15 for Alif members (Vegetarian option available upon request.) 

To reserve a meal, please purchase by Thursday, November 30:

For more information, please call 770-936-8770 or Email

We're Not White (2017) | 45 min | Documentary 

We’re Not White is 45 minutes of comedy, expert analysis, and conversations with everyday people. Why don't Arab Americans have a box on the Census form (or any form)? Do we deserve one? 

The American government asks each citizen to declare his/her race on the US Census Form. While just about every group has its own box, Arabs don't... and the US government actually classifies Arabs as "White." Fiji, Samoa, & Guam have a box on the US Census Form...Can't Arabs get one too??

12/10: A Taste of Christmas in the Arab World - Holiday Bazaar & Food Drive

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A Taste of Christmas in the Arab World: 
Holiday Bazaar & Food Drive

Sunday, December 10, 2017

12 PM to 6 PM

Free admission! Open to the public!

NEW this year: BAZAAR is open to merchants (individuals and non-profit organizations only). Contact us at if you are interested in renting a booth.

Join us anytime between 12 PM and 6 PM to experience some Arab Christmas traditions. Lunch and treats available for purchase. SHOP at the Alif Bazaar for unique items to take home or give as gifts. 

Taste some delicious traditional Arabic Christmas sweets! Buy some to eat here or take home! Lunch available as well!
Create some Arabic decorations!
Learn about Christmas traditions in the Arab World! 
Buy some items at the Alif Bazaar to take home or give as gifts.
Donate your non-perishable food items! We will donate all food collected between now and December 10 to a local charity.

If you would like to Volunteer for this event or if you have a Christmas Tradition or Recipe to Share please contact us at 770-936-8770 or at

Invite your family and friends through our Facebook event.

Contact us

  • Telephone: 770-936-8770 
  • 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340

  • Operating Hours
    Tue: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM* (when Arabic Classes in session)
    Tue - Fri: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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