Chicago area Jews and Muslims Join Together to Feed the Hungry

 Rabbi Marc Rudolph, Congregation Beth Shalom, Naperville, Illinois.

Congregation Beth Shalom (CBS) members and Muslim Community Join Together to Feed the Hungry

On Sunday, November 25th, members of the CBS community joined together with members of the Naperville Muslim community to prepare food and bring it to homeless people at Hesed House in Aurora. This was part of the Global Weekend of Twinning, in which more than 130 mosques and synagogues and Muslim and Jewish organizations link up around the world to hold “Feeding the Hungry” events. The event hopes to be a cornerstone to further communication, reconciliation and cooperation among the Muslim and Jewish communities around the world.  The Weekend of Twinning was held under the aegis of “The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding” in New York City. http://www.ffeu.org/

Zamir Hassan, the founder of “Muslims Against Hunger”, began the morning by articulating his mission and cheering the group on throughout the four hours at Hesed House.  A member of the Muslim community and CBS member Meryl Brodsky opened up the serving by leading the group with a prayer from each of their traditions. It was very very moving  and well-received. Following the clean-up, the Muslim and Jewish participants talked about what such work meant to them from the perspective of their religions.

We thank all the CBS members who represented the Jewish community in this most important event.

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