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 Harvey, we are thrilled to be in Texas this fall. Events listed below are open to the public and include presentations by Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb and Bright Stars of Bethlehem.

Dallas/Ft. Worth

October 5-7

Friday 10/5
8:00-10:00am: Ecumenical Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church, Richardson. RSVP to

Sunday 10/7
8:30am, 11am Preaching by Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, Student Dance Performances 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
10:30am: Presentation by Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, followed by lunch // At Concordia University

Register at


October 9-14

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 Bethlehem, Palestine. Presentation by Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb // 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

Sunday 10/14

8:30, 10:50A Preaching by Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb // At Christ the King Lutheran Church
8:15, 9:30, 11:00A Diyar Dance/Theater Students // At Kinsmen Lutheran 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
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