It's finally here! Bright Stars is coming to Texas for a multi-city festival of Palestinian culture.

After postponing last year's festival due to Hurricane Katrina, we are thrilled to be in Texas this fall.

Dallas/Ft. Worth

October 5-7

Friday 10/5
7:30-9:00am: Gathering with Ecumenical Clergy/Lay Leader-First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth

10:00am: Performance by Palestinian Dance/Theater students, Location TBD

Sunday 10/7
8:00am: Noon Students, Presentations by Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb and Dance/Theater students from Bethlehem at Trinity Presbyterian in McKinney, TX


October 7-9

Sunday 10/7
6:30pm: Performance by Palestinian Dance/Theater students // At Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

Monday 10/8
Time TBD Performance by Palestinian Dance/Theater students // At Concordia University



October 9-13

Bright Stars of Bethlehem will be hosting its Annual Conference during this time.

Wednesday 10/10
7pm: Concert and performance featuring Palestinian dance students and faculty from Dar al-Kalima University // At Kinsmen Lutheran Church

Thursday 10/11
8:30am-4:30pm: Jerusalem Conference // At Hilton- University of Houston
Learn more about the conference here.

5:00pm-8:00pm: Room for Hope Palestinian Festival // At St. Paul’s Methodist Church

Join us in Houston on October 11 for a grand finale of our multi-city Room for Hope Texas tour!

The evening's festivities include:

  • Performances by Dance and Theater students from  in Bethlehem
  • Musical performances by Georges Lammam Ensemble
  • Palestine Unlimited exhibition of Palestinian photography
  • Traditional Palestinian appetizers and desserts
  • Presentation by Bright Stars of Bethlehem and Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb