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Past Events



SAWA'S 29th Annual Iftar Dinner

Sunday, March 17, 2024 @ 6:45


8045 Leesburg Pike Suite 120

Tysons Corner, VA 22182

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SAWA's Holiday Brunch

Join us for an event fun for all ages and help us spread some holiday cheer.  Enjoy caroling, crafts and cookie decorating for kids, and a chance to win raffle prizes. Best of all, skip the mall lines and come take a picture with Santa.  


Sunday, December 4, 2022

12PM - 3PM

The Westwood Country Club

800 Maple Ave. E

Vienna, VA 22180



SAWA'S Annual Iftar Dinner

'Celebrating 30 Years of SAWA'

Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 7PM 

The Tysons Corner Marriott

8028 Leesburg Pike

Tysons Corner, VA 22182


SAWA'S 27th Annual Iftar Dinner

Saturday, April 9, 2022

The Tysons Corner Marriott

8028 Leesburg Pike

Tysons Corner, VA 22182

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SAWA Holiday Brunch 


Sunday, December 2, 2019

1PM - 4PM

The Westwood Country Club

800 Maple Ave. E

Vienna, VA 22180

SAWA Holiday Brunch 


Sunday, December 16, 2018

1PM - 4PM

The Westwood Country Club


SAWA'S 26th Annual Iftar Dinner

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Tysons Corner Marriott

8028 Leesburg Pike

Tysons Corner, VA 22182



Join us for an evening with a crucial humanitarian mission.

Enjoy delicious Syrian food, live entertainment, raffle prizes and more!

SAWA's 25th Annual Iftar Dinner


Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 8PM

The Tysons Corner Marriott

8028 Leesburg Pike

Tysons Corner, VA 22182


Join us for an evening with a critical humanitarian mission. This year's event proceeds will benefit Karam Foundation.  Our guest speaker, Lina Sergie Attar, will share how your donations will make an impact on the Syrian youth and their families.  Read more 

"Spring into Giving" Brunch


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Join the Syrian American Women's Charitable Association and our gracious hosts for a delicious Syrian-style Brunch.  Proceeds will benefit Syrians impacted by the devastating conflict.


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The Dancing Orchids

SAWA's 24th Annual Iftar Dinner


Bring your family and join us for a delicious taste of Syria.  Hear how your support will provide much needed help to Syrian Refugees.   

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Hyatt Regency Reston

1800 Presidents St,

Reston, VA 20190


We are excited to announce that Women for Women International is the benefiting charity of our event this year.

 A Fundraiser with California Tortilla

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 5 - 9 PM

Three Locations:

Cabin John Mall
7727 Tuckerman Lane

Potomac, MD 20854 

Dulles 28 Center
22000 Dulles Retail Plaza

Dulles, VA 20166 

Fair Lakes Promenade 12239 Fair Lakes Parkway

Fairfax, VA 22203 


Just place your order between 5pm and 9pm and say, “REFUGEES” and California Tortilla will donate 25% to SAWA! 

Iftar Dinner 




Sunday, June 19, 2016 @ 8 PM


Hyatt at Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd

Herndon, VA 20171


Proceeds from this event will support Jusoor, a NGO of Syrian expatriates supporting the country's development and helping Syrian youth realize their potential through programs in the fields of education, career development, and global community engagement.  Learn more about their initiatives through their website at

Soup for Syria


Please join us for a hearty cup of homemade soup using receipes from the book "Soup for Syria' by Barbara Abdeni Massaad.   


Sunday, April 10 from 1:30 - 4:30PM at


Al-Kawas Residence


Proceeds from this event will benefit the Collateral Repair Project  in Amman, Jordan. Collateral Repair Project is a grassroots effort to bring much-needed assistance to refugees and other victims of war and conflict.


The Soup for Syria book will be available for purchase at the event (Limited supplies available and will be on a first come basis). 


We look forward to seeing you at the event.





15 September – 7 October 2015


Opening Reception September 15th from 6pm – 8 pm


Syra Arts is pleased to present for the first time in the US. Syrian artist, Hammoud Chantout. Chantout was born January 1956 in a tiny village east of Aleppo in Syria. He studied at both the Faculty of Fine Arts in Syria and at the Beaux Arts National School in Paris. Painting on all kinds of different surfaces, he transforms realistic subjects into ones of imagination, full of color and light. Throughout the years, the atmosphere in his work has changed from dark scenes embroidered with thin beams of light to legendary scenes full of light scattered with figures. The mural concept is often present in his artwork through techniques, and materials. His canvases depict lonely figures and faces in empty spaces often evoking a sense of sadness, solitude, purity, sincerity and Sufism. Chantout has held several solo exhibitions in Syria, the MiddleEast, Canada and Europe. He currently resides in Lebanon as recent instability has forced him and his family to leave his beloved war torn Syria. Unfortunately due to the fact that his visa to the US was refused, he was unable to attend the opening of his exhibition.  For more information about the exhibit, please visit


10% of the event's proceeds will be donated to SAWA.  

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