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 love meeting new people!
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.
DARRELL & CHERYL PHENICIE
Darrell & Cheryl have worked among Arabic-speaking people for 33 years, often working with refugees in the Middle East. They are happy to be able to use their experience and language ability to help Syrian refugees in Berlin, guiding them through the period of transition and uncertainty.
(49) 0176 21420874
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00-17:00 Thursday - CLOSED Friday - 10:00 - 20:00 Saturday - CLOSED
Sunday - Spanish church service 11:00 Arabic church service 16:00
Wed – 13:30-15:00 and 19:00-21:00 German language café (come practice speaking German with Germans)!
Friday - 18:00-20:30 Family Game Night Sunday - 16:00 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!