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Understanding Muslim Neighbors

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Understanding Muslim Neighbors

Date(s) - 10/28/2018
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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JCC East Bay


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Abrahamic Alliance International


UNDERSTANDING MUSLIM NEIGHBORS is a seminar for Jews who want to build bridges of understanding and respect with Muslims. It navigates through a maze of conflicting information and stereotypes, then equips Jews with tools to work with Muslims in tikkun olam.

Join Abrahamic Alliance International and co-sponsors Lehrhaus Judaica, JCC East Bay, JFCS East Bay, Urban Adamah, and Congregations Beth El and Netivot Shalom

LAUNCH EVENT of Understanding Muslim Neighbors – Bay Area Jewish Community

Seminar led by Professor and Rabbi Reuven Firestone, an internationally renown expert on Islam and Muslim-Jewish relations, author of An Introduction to Islam for Jews, and Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Attend Introduction to Understanding Muslim Neighbors and learn:

  • What Muslims really believe about God, Torah, and Jews
  • Expressions of Judaism that Muslims appreciate most
  • Muslim sensitivities every Jew should know
  • How to collaborate with Muslims in tikkun olam

Reuven Firestone is the Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Affiliate Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California. Recipient of numerous research fellowships and university invitations, he is currently an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in Berlin (summers, 2017-2019) and Sigi Feigel Visiting Professorship for Jewish Studies, University of Zürich (2018). Firestone has written over one hundred scholarly chapters and articles and eight books, with translations into German, French, Hebrew, Turkish, Arabic, Albanian, Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Indonesian and Urdu. Having lived with his family in Israel, Egypt and Germany he regularly lectures in universities and religious centers throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He served as vice president of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) and president of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA) and has initiated and continues to be involved in numerous projects and initiatives which bring together Jews Muslims and Christians, Jews and Arabs, and Israelis and Palestinians.

You can register for the free event here.

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