The Arab American Institute mourns the loss of Arab American community leader Miriam Zayed, who passed away last night, October 23. News of Miriam's passing is devastating to all who knew, worked with, and cared for her. For the more than 30 years that we worked with Miriam, we marveled at her selfless dedication to her family and her community.
AAI President James Zogby said: “Miriam wanted us to be unified, strong, and successful. She never complained that the challenges we faced were too great and never spoke an unkind word about anyone. She worked to elevate the community, never seeking the limelight for herself. The New Testament reminds us ‘that those who would lead, must first serve.’ This defines Miriam's commitment to service that made her our irreplaceable leader. Her passing leaves a hurt that won't be healed and a hole that can't be filled. All we can do is try to honor her life by following her example.”
Rest In Peace
The Treasure of Our Community
The Arab American Democratic Club mourns the passing of an important icon and a great leader of our community. Miriam Khalil Zayed, a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, a wife, a loyal leader, and a friend to all. She will be missed by everyone who knew her, worked with her, and ever met her. She is a genuine and sincere person, a pillar of our community, and the heart and soul of the AADC. She will be missed by all.