Dr. Debbie Almontaser

Bridging Cultures Group ceo, community activist, Author


Dr. Debbie Almontaser is a community activist, advocate, entrepreneur, and educator who works across sectors in New York City. Dr. Almontaser has a clear, public record of interfaith activism and outreach across the boundaries of race, ethnicity and religion. Since September 11, Dr. Almontaser and her family opened their home to people from across the country to have a social exchange that lends itself to developing an understanding of Arabs and Muslims in New York City.

She also organized numerous interfaith and cultural events to develop cross-cultural understanding across New York City, such as the Children of Abraham Peace Walk.

In November 2018, Dr. Almontaser published Leading While Muslim: The Experiences of American Muslim Principals after 9/11, which illuminates the adversities that Muslim American principals experienced post-9/11.



When they build walls, we build bridges.

Dr. Debbie Almontaser