On November 24, a memorial service of the 223rd Azerbaijani infantry division was held in Mozdok, Russia as part of the FFEU’s Season of Twinning in partnership with the Muslim World League. The infantry is remembered for its members who were mostly ethnic Azerbaijanis and Jews, and stopped the Nazis from invading Azerbaijan in 1941. Pictured: Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Board, Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh, and head of the Mountain Jewish Religious Community in Azerbaijan, Mr. Milikh Yevdayev #Twinning2019
Last week, L’Association Tunisienne de Soutien des Minorités (The Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities) organized a seminar in collaboration with the Ministry of Religious Affairs, as part of the FFEU’s Season of Twinning with the Muslim World League. The seminar reflected on the establishment of a culture of peace and coexistence from a theological perspective. Among the keynote speakers: Yamina Thabet, president of the Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities; Daniel Cohen, Rabbi de la Goulette and director of the Jewish school in Tunis; H.E. Othman Battikh, Mufti of the Tunisian Republic; and H.E. Ilario Antoniazzi, Archbishop of Tunisia. Check out the photos below #Twinning2019
Last week, ONG Afrique-Israel, led by Marc Aba Bechou and Kone Aboubacar Siriki, hosted the first-ever Twinning event on the Ivory Coast. Imam Issouf Doumbia of the Mosquee Salam du Plateau in Abidjan met with Rabbi Yerah Bensaid, Director of Chabad Ivory Coast, as part of the Season of Twinning in partnership with the Muslim World League. Check out the photos #Twinning2019
FFEU partner Foundation LEA and the Council of Jewish Women in Georgia organized a series of interfaith events representing the religious and cultural diversity of Georgia for the Season of Twinning with the Muslim World League. On Nov. 27, participants from many different ethnic and religious backgrounds gathered in Tbilisi for a discussion about restitution of religious property from the Soviet era. Then, on Dec. 3, a second event was held to showcase religious traditions of Jews, Muslims and Christians in the regions. Check out the photos below #Twinning2019
On November 29, Sheikh Said Louahabi, President of the Muslim Community Educational Center of Mexico joined Hazan Ari Litvak of Communidad Betel synagogue and other faith leaders to speak at a summit hosted by Qualfon Mexico, a company celebrating its 25th anniversary. The event was held at the Bankers Club of Mexico’s Summit.
In the spirit of the FFEU’s Season of Twinning in partnership with the Muslim World League, Sheikh Louahabi and Hazan Litvak offered a prayer for the event and spoke about Muslim-Jewish friendship and the importance of inclusiveness in society, especially in the business world. #Twinning2019
On Dec. 1, FFEU partner Indian Pluralism Foundation. hosted the Deputy Head for Bilateral Affairs of the British High Commission New Delhi, to celebrate FFEU’s Twinning Season with the Muslim World League. Mrs. A.M Cohen spoke about the contributions of the Jewish community in Kolkata, and young participants from Know My Religion joined the event to follow up on their interfaith work. Check out the photo below #Twinning2019
FFEU is proud to count JCC Krakow and the Muslim Center in Krakow as partners in the Season of Twinning with the Muslim World League. Recently, members of Krakow’s Jewish and Muslim communities joined together to prepare sandwiches for the needy, paint together, and go bowling. Check out the photos below #Twinning2019