submitted by Hytham Younis of the Islamic Center of Maryland
We had a lovely and warm gathering for the members of Kehila Chadasha and the Islamic Center of Maryland. A woman from the ICM community opened her house for a pot-luck dinner. I was a bit late, but when I arrived I found Rabbi David (Shneyer of Kehilah Chadasha) sitting with people around the dining room table and having fascinating discussion. I joined in, for a while, then it was time for us to make the night prayer. Some members of Kehila joined in with us. Afterwards, David gave us a talk about Abraham and Isaac in the story of the sacrifice.
To me it felt like a family gathering. To me it was more than relaxed, and cordial. I always sense that a vital connection is made. It is a connection like no other connection – with anyone else.