Become a CAC Member

Become a CAC Member!


Membership is our way to help bring the community together at our countless programs/events throughout the year, and to foster a sense of pride in the Arab and Arab American cultural heritage. CAC hopes the program will help support and celebrate diversity in all of our patrons.

Individual: $60

  • 5% discount to cultural classes at CAC headquarters
  • 5% discount to select CAC sponsored events, such as book signings, performances, etc.
  • Detailed quarterly newsletter featuring exclusive news, photos, articles, and more…
  • Free CAC branded items while supplies last

Student: $25

  • The benefits of Individual membership for students at a discounted price

Family: $120 (two adults and their children under 18)

  • The benefits of Individual membership for your immediate family at a discounted price

Supporter: $250

  • The benefits of Family membership, plus a 10% discount to select events
  • 5 “admission discount” tickets for guest use at CAC events

Sustainer: $500

  • The benefits of Supporter membership, plus 4 exclusive “admit one” tickets to select CAC events

Benefactor: $750

  • The benefits of Sustainer membership, but with 6 exclusive “admit one” tickets to select CAC events

Ambassador: $1000 +

  • The benefits of sustainer membership, but with 8 exclusive “admit one” tickets to select CAC events
  • Free semester of enrollment in a class at CAC headquarters in the Somerville Armory


For each member referral you send to CAC, you will receive a free “admit one” ticket for use at select CAC events.

Become a Member

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Please make checks out to CAC and mail:

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CAC Children's Choir

CAC Children's Choir – Call for Auditions

Auditions for enrolling in CAC Children’s Choir GOING ON NOW!


To schedule auditions:

Contact: Miss Richeh at ~ or call: 617-893-1176 or 877-222-9740

The Choir’s main mission is to promote the Arabic culture through folkloric, contemporary and modern Arabic music and songs.

CAC Choir Goals:

  • Introduce Arab-American youths to the Arabic and Middle Ea stern music, musicians and singers.
  • Learn about the Arabic quarter tones and singing styles.
  • Introduce the Arabic and Middle Eastern music to the American Society at large.
  • Encourage children and teenagers from all backgrounds to join irrespective of speaking Arabic.
  • Carry on concerts around Massachusetts and beyond to spread the word about the rich Arabic musical heritage.
  • For those who are interested in practicing their Arabic language skills the choir is a fun and contemporary method to build stronger knowledge of Arabic.
  • Singing in harmony and a cappella will enrich the children and teenagers’ musical background.

Audition Location: Mt. Ida school in Newton or at the Center for Arabic Culture office in Somerville. (by appointment) Basic knowledge of music is not required but preferred.

Audition requirements:

  1. Prepare a simple song to perform in any language
  2. The conductor will play along simple tunes and candidates will repeat them to decide which type of voice the candidate has (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass)
  3. Auditioning will be conducted privately to allow the kids to sing freely.

Annual Appeal 2013

Thank You CAC Friends and Donors
for all that you have done
to support the Center for Arabic Culture


Dear CAC Friends,

You are our most important asset! Your support since 2006 has helped us achieve many milestones:

ArabicThankYou The CAC Sunday Arabic School continues its superb education with 12 different levels: 3 adult and 9 children levels;

The cultural programming continues to grow with events such as the Karim Nagi dance workshops and cultural showcase;

The annual “Food for Thought” event presenting “The Gaza Kitchen” cookbook authors who were featured on the Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown on CNN;

Arabic music virtuoso, Bassam Saba’s monthly music workshops;

The monthly movie nights that were supported by the Joiner Center at U Mass Boston; and, last but not least, our annual “To Ummi With Love” with Simon Shaheen and the Berklee Qantara.

And that is just to name a few of our events…..

At CAC, we are especially heartened by the level of community support and participation:

  • Patricia Reggio, a realtor at the Bean Realty Group realized the importance of the CAC mission. She not only made a contribution but also announced that she will give to CAC 10% of her commission on deals by CAC’s circle of family and friends that are referred to her.
  • A local Arabic High School teacher, who had collaborated with CAC on language education, continues to give CAC gifts even though he has relocated to California because he “would like to support the important work of the CAC” even if he no longer lives in MA.
  • University of Massachusetts Boston, decided to allocate to CAC the time of 3 interns from the honors program to work on an in-­-house project.
  • Students from Northeastern University won a grant to present different cultures to Boston middle school students, and reached to us for an Arab world presentation.
  • The committee for the William G. Abdullah Library put in our care and safekeeping Ms. Evelyn Manconi’s legendary legacy of promoting Arabic heritage and culture to the greater MA community by awarding us a grant for programming.
  • MIT and Mass Humanities reached out to CAC in the past year to work as project advisors and partners on several grants.
  • Along with other Arab American organizations, CAC helped establish the first national Arab American Arts Collaborative.
  • CAC wrote and won a grant from the Puffin Foundation to continue programming events.

We are touched and encouraged by the support of our community and other local institutions. You have realized the importance of the work that we do and have provided exceptional support over the years. Now, we need your help in order to continue this important work!

We need to raise $40,000 by the end of the year. Please help support CAC with a tax–deductible donation. Please consider us for your end of year giving. Without you, our work would not be possible!


We would like to wish you a happy holiday season and a Happy New Year! Thank you in advance for your support.


Gheed Amara Itani
President, Center for Arabic Culture