Celebrating the diversity of Jewish Buffalo.
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Salaam Shalom Conversations
February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Federation Apartment welcomes those interested in Salaam/Shalom Conversations between Muslims and Jews, though all faiths are welcome. Rabbi Ori Berman, of Kehillat Ohr Tzion, will give a tour of the Himmel Chapel in Jewish Federation Apartments. Questions will be welcomed at any time. The existence of the synagogue in the apartment building speaks to the time when 80% of its residents were Jewish. JFA just celebrated its fortieth anniversary last June and was recently bought by Capital Realty.
Conversation will continue with a discussion about kosher foods. We will enjoy some light snacks during that part of the sharing. We look forward to exploring similarities Muslims may share of their prayer spaces and of Halel, the special foods Muslims eat.
Rabbi Ori Bergman and Dr. Yonina Foster, Activity Director and contributor to Jewish spiritual life in the Buffalo community, have planned this program with Farina Mirza, Community Outreach Coordinator and Faizon Haq, founder, of WNYMuslims, to bring both communities together for discussions.
This will be the third effort at opening doors to learning more about one another’s faiths.
Dr. Foster: firstname.lastname@example.org, (716) 631-8471
Farina Mirza: WNYMuslims.org, (716) 923-4386.