Irene and Michel Farah are Palestinian Americans who came to Cleveland, which they love, in 1972 for medical training. Michel is a cardiologist studied at the American University of Beirut and Irene has a Master’s in French literature from Case University. The both from the city of Jerusalem, which, plays a significant role in their life and identity. They have two girls and two boys. Irene and Michel believe it is of great important to preserve their Arabic culture as well as the Palestinian identity. They also are involved in the life of the Arab community in Cleveland.
Assily, Rania (interviewer); Tayyara, Abedel (interviewer)
Farah, Michael (interviewee); Farah, Irene (interviewee)
Arab Community in Cleveland
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"Irene and Michel Farah interview, 12 November 2016" (2016). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 345006.