the lighthouse gathering place
The Lighthouse (Al Manara) is a place where refugees can come and have a cup of coffee, use our free WiFi or study for a German class. It is a place where families can feel comfortable since there is a children’s play area. Lounges and a café make the Lighthouse a very welcoming place for every member of the family. There are always people ready to talk with you about spiritual and emotional needs and help with practical life questions.
Come visit us during one of our events! You can relax and enjoy our comfortable place and meet new people! .
meet the TEAM
Meet the people working and bringing The Lighthouse to life. We're a friendly group and would love to meet you!
GEORGE & NAWAL DAKKAK
Originally from Aleppo Syria, the Dakkak's have been living in Germany for the last 4 years working with an Organization named Verein Marhabba (God is Love Union). Music teaching and performing have allowed George to impact the Syrian Community in Germany as well as those in Arab Countries around the world. Nawal has been assisting Refugees with assimilation into German society during her time here. With their 2 boys Joschua (2) and Martin (1 Month) the Dakkak's are the directors of Lighthouse Berlin.
Always surprising people with his Arabic fluency, Aaron is passionate about serving the Arabic world for the greater part of his adult life. After heading a Refugee Help Center in Sacramento, CA, Aaron moved to Berlin where the need was even greater for a skillset like his.
Robbie is our apprentice here at the lighthouse. He's passionate about connecting positive influencers to those who need it most. As such he is the head of Media and Youth events, creating new content every week and hosting hangouts where true, lifelong friendship is the ultimate goal -- "A Good Video Can Change A Life"
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00-17:00
Thursday - CLOSED Friday - 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday - Spanish church service 11:00
Wed : 18:00-20:00 German language café (All levels welcome)
Friday - 18:00-20:30 Family Game Night
Every Second Saturday - Children's Program (Ages 5-11)
Sunday - 16:00 Arabic Bible Study & Discussion
We'd love to hear from you! Send us a note and we'll get back with you shortly.
We are always looking for people to help, donate time, money or other resources. Below are a few opportunities we are currently seeking to find help with.
If you are living in Berlin and looking for ways to help with refugees, we need German-speaking people to join us as “conversation partners” since most refugees have little opportunity to practice the German they are learning in class. Click below to give us your contact information or come in to the Lighthouse and talk with one of the staff.
Seeking Renting to Refugees Opportunities
One of the biggest needs among refugees is a permanent place to live. Some have been searching for more than 2 years for an apartment. If you have a small apartment or know someone who would be willing to rent to refugees,
If you would like to give online to the Lighthouse project, click below and type in “Berlin Refugee Project” with the amount you’d like to give. Thank you!