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Bridgeport Islamic Community Center

BICC Committees

 

The Bridgeport Islamic Community Center (BICC) believes that building a strong and vibrant Islamic community requires the involvement and engagement of all the community members in the governance of the Center. BICC is encouraging all community members to actively participate in different BICC committees that govern the Center and serve the community. For more information about committees’ membership and participation in any committee, please email the coordinator or the co-coordinator of the specific committee. Also, you can send an email to infor@mybicc.org

 

Committees Membership

The following are a few qualities (in no particular order) to consider in any prospective committee member:

  1. Practicing Muslim with a basic understanding of Islam
  2. Respected individual of the community
  3. Proven track record for community service
  4. Experienced in the relevant field
  5. Works well with others
  6. Respect for BICC Board and the Imam
  7. All brothers and sisters are encouraged to contact the Coordinator or the Co-coordinator of the committees they are interested to join
  8. Any brother or sister can join up to two committees

 

 1- Construction Committee

Coordinator: Br. Samer Heba smrhiba@yahoo.com

Co-Coordinator: Br. Aziz Seyal Aziz.Seyal@Raveis.com

Co-Coordinator: Br. Nabil Jamal nabiljamal55@hotmail.com

  • Supervise construction projects approved by the Board
  • Ensure buildings’ safety and security

 

2- Maintenance and Cleaning Committee

Coordinator: Br. Aziz Seyal Aziz.Seyal@Raveis.com

Co-Coordinator: Br. Samer Heba smrhiba@yahoo.com

Co-Coordinator: Br. Nabil Jamal nabiljamal55@hotmail.com

  • Ensure buildings’ maintenance
  • Supervise and work with the cleaning staff
  • Scheduling of events
  • Make special arrangements and adjustments according to the seasonal changes and climate requirements

 

3- Sister’s Affairs Committee

Coordinator: Sr. Olga Shibtini olgagelab@gmail.com

Co-coordinator: Sr. Ladir Hamada lhamada@mail.com

Co-coordinator: Sr. Mai malkawi maimalkawi@gmail.com

  • Develop, plan and conduct activities for sisters including social, sports, cultural, and educational events
  • Meet the Islamic and social needs of the women who attend BICC activities including Islamic resources for mothers, women’s fitness, lectures specifically for women, etc.

 

4- Dawa Committee

Coordinator: Sh. Mohamed Abdelati  imamati44@yahoo.com

Co-coordinator: Br. Aziz Seyal Aziz.Seyal@Raveis.com

  • Organize activities to promote Islam among non-Muslims
  • Cooperate with other organizations to promote Islam such as MSA at different universities
  • Dawa committee will be responsible to teach and follow the progress of those who newly accepted Islam

 

 

5- Youth Committee

Coordinator: Br. Mohamed Hamada mohamed.hamada@yahoo.com

Co-coordinator: Br. Salman Vahora salmanvahora3@gmail.com

  • Coordinate activities with both Education committee, and Social and Sports Committee
  • Arrange for fun and convivial events bring the community together
  • Provide and organize facilities and programs for indoor and outdoor sports, and recreation, entertainment, picnics and outdoors activities
  • Provide cultural, social and sports activities for youth
  • Arrange social visits between different Muslim communities
  • Involve and help with BICC activities: Eid activities, family nights, health/blood drives at BICC, civic engagement, fine arts classes (like calligraphy and woodwork), picnics, fitness and sport tournaments, job networking, drug awareness, etc…
  • Arrange for volunteers to support different BICC activities

 

6- Children Room Committee

Coordinator:  Sr. Saida Hmami Umhamza08@live.com

Co-coordinator: Sr. Meriem Hadia Merydia2005@hotmail.com

The major work of the committee will be during the major events in the Center as well as Ramadhan Taraweeh prayer. The committee will be responsible for:

  • Select appropriate martial such as toys, books, and videos to be available for the children
  • Organize volunteers during major events to stay with children
  • Organize appropriate small events in the room, for example, storytelling and games, that run in the room in parallel with the major events
  • Develop the required procedures for checking in and out children
  • Keep signup sheets during events
  • Develop a database of children who visit the room

 

7- Education Committee

Coordinator: Sh. Mohamed Abdelati  imamati44@yahoo.com

Co-Coordinator: Br. Mohamed Hamada mohamed.hamada@yahoo.com

Co-coordinator: Br. Khaled Elleithy info@mybicc.org

  • Develop programs to meet the religious needs of Muslims in conformity with Islamic beliefs based on the Qur’an and Sunnah
  • Formulate an elaborate breadth of Islamic education for BICC constituency
  • Imbue Islamic literacy among BICC constituency
  • Encourage Muslims to learn and practice basic and higher-level knowledge of Islam
  • Facilitate classes (by resident and visiting scholars), lectures, workshops, seminars, and topics as Qur’an, Sunnah, Seerah, Tafseer, Islamic history, Hadith, Usul ul-Fiqh, Aqeedah, Arabic studies, etc
  • Develop plans for weekend schools and afterschool programs
  • Develop a plan to run a full-time elementary school within a few years
  • When full-time school is established, staff and teachers will be managed by a school Principal who reports to BICC Board

 

8- Social and Sports Committee

Coordinator: Br. Loay Aljamal loay_aljammal@yahoo.com

Co-coordinator: Br. Tarek Etman Tarek.R.Etman@gmail.com

Co-coordinator: Br. Mohamed Mahfouz Mahfouz007@gmail.com

  • Bring the community together through fun and convivial events
  • Provide and organize facilities and programs for indoor and outdoor sports, and recreation, entertainment, picnics and outdoors activities
  • Provide cultural, social and sports activities for the children, adults, and families
  • Arrange social visits between different Muslim communities
  • Examples of activities include Eid activities, family nights, health/blood drives at BICC, civic engagement, fine arts classes (like calligraphy), picnics, fitness and sport tournaments, job networking, drugs awareness, etc.

 

9- Outreach Committee

Coordinator: Br. Hosam Afifi internationalspine@yahoo.com

Co-Coordinator: Br. Mostafa Hassan m.hassanmi77@gmail.com

  • Participate in outreach activities including soup kitchen, food pantry, ESL education, cloth drives, coat drives, Habitat for Humanity, etc.
  • Participate in activities with other religious institutions, civil rights groups, and political organizations

 

10- Marketing Committee

Coordinator: Br. Sayeed Chowdhury sayeed25@yahoo.com

Co-coordinator: Br. Shady Alali salali@my.bridgeport.edu

  • Recommend to the BICC Board appropriate language and visual representation of BICC to external audiences
  • Develop marketing plan for BICC
  • Develop marketing material for BICC
  • Educate the Muslim community to their responsibilities as ambassadors of Islam
  • Assure proper positioning of BICC with the media

 

11- Funeral committee

Coordinator: Sh. Mohamed Abdelati  imamati44@yahoo.com

Co-coordinator: Br. Aziz Sayel Aziz.Seyal@Raveis.com

The committee is responsible for complete arrangements for the funerals including

  • contacting the funeral home,
  • arranging brothers and sisters to wash bodies,
  • arranging coffin clothing, soap, perfume, and other stuff needed,
  • contacting grave yard, accompanying to grave yard, and handling financials

 

12- Matrimonial Committee

Coordinator: Sh. Mohamed Abdelati  imamati44@yahoo.com

Co-coordinator: Br. Aziz Sayel Aziz.Seyal@Raveis.com

The committee is responsible to help the community young boys and girls to get married Islamically. There will be a webpage on the website, invite parents or candidates to fill up the data and then the committee should interview the candidates if needed for more information and try to match them with suitable candidates.

 

13- Committee on Committees (CoC)

Coordinator: Br. Khaled Elleithy info@mybicc.org

Member: Br. Hosam Afifi internationalspine@yahoo.com

Member: Br. Sayeed Chowdhury sayeed25@yahoo.com

Member: Br. Samer Heba smrhiba@yahoo.com

  • CoC is charged by BICC to maintain a healthy committee system for all BICC related committees
  • CoC works with all committees to initiate proposals and work plans then evaluate and present these proposals to BICC Board
  • CoC is responsible for the ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of committees.