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Jamal Julia Boudiab
Vice President of Programs

My name is Jamal Julia Boudiab, I’m known by most people as Lello and I am from Lebanon. I graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Cleveland State University. I am a Licensed real estate agent and I am currently the Operations Manager at B2B Realty leading the Property Management department. I was born and raised in Lebanon; My family moved to the United States of America in September of 2006. I am a first-generation Arab-American. I’m a founding member of Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi and cast member; I performed in the world premieres productions; “Dream of Home حلم وطن" and “And then… We met وبعدها التقينا"
I was also a member of AJYAL Dabke for 10 years and performed in many international festivals around Northeast Ohio. Growing up, I looked up to the Rahbani Brothers and their work has truly influenced my life. I am thankful for being born into such a close-knit community that has a rich history, a beautiful language, and one of the world’s finest cuisines. My message to the community is to always strive to be great as both as individuals and as a community, we must support one another and help where we can bring each other up. I’d like to end with my favorite quote “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” Jennifer Lee.

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