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Weekend of Twinning brings Muslims and Jews together

Weekend of Twinning brings Muslims and Jews together

(Nov 15, 2011) – The 4th Annual Weekend of Twinning, which brings together Muslims and Jews, will take place across the U.S., Canada and many other nations the weekend of November 18-20, 2011.

This event, which is organized by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU), is co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the World Jewish Society.

“The Weekend of Twinning has time and time again shown us that Jews and Muslims can not only live together peacefully as neighbors, but also partner together to build a better community at-large,” says Rabbi Mark Schneier, President of FFEU.

The Twinning event began in 2008 with 40 pairs and has since expanded to a world-wide phenomenon.

Last year, tens of thousands of Muslims and Jews from more than 240 synagogues and mosques representing 22 countries, including Israel, and four continents, attended the twinning events.

This year, special efforts are being made to expand events across parts of Asia and Latin America.

As part of this effort, ISNA is sponsoring a delegation of imams and rabbis from Latin America for one week in Washington, DC this November.

Many events this year will take a special focus on getting interfaith communities together to not only learn more about each other’s faith, but also to work together on service projects.

In Toronto, the Noor Cultural Centre and Temple Emanu-El will be hosting each other’s congregations for the following:
Friday, November 18:
Jum’ah
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Noor Cultural Centre

Shabbat
Discussion with Rabbi Debra Landsberg &Dr. Timothy Gianotti on “Dreaming, Dying, and Journeys of the Soul”
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Temple Emanu-El (120 Old Colony Road East, North York)

Other events in Toronto:

Sunday, November 20:
2011 Women’s Multifaith Symposium: Sharing our History, Shaping our Future

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Multifaith Centre, University of Toronto (569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON)
Admission: registration required; up to November 16 – $20; after – $25

For more information and to register, please visit:  http://multifaith.utoronto.ca/Events-And-Programs/Women-s-Multi-Faith-Symposium-2011.htm

Muslim-Jewish Feed the Hungry Initiative
Location: Good Neighbours Club (170 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2B7)
For information, please contact Habib Sheikh at (416) 843-0949 or muslimsagainsthunger.tca@gmail.com

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