Founded in 1989, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) under the leadership of Rabbi Marc Schneier, president, is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting racial harmony and strengthening inter-group relations.
Since 2007, FFEU pioneered and has become the global address for Muslim-Jewish relations. Our programs span over 30 countries with a vast global network of grassroots organizations. Our global partners include heads of states and leaders from Muslim and Jewish communities supporting our groundbreaking efforts.
The Season of Twinning is an annual event spearheaded by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding where thousands of Muslims and Jews link up in scores of cities in more than 30 countries. The event is usually held in November or December. Mosques and synagogues, Muslim and Jewish student groups, young leadership bodies and women’s organizations ‘twin’ with each other in cities around the world and hold events focused on celebrating commonalities in our two faith traditions. Together, they show their support in combating Islamophobia and anti-Semitism by performing acts of social service together in recognition of the common moral imperative in both Islam and Judaism to help those in need.
The Foundation helps to coordinate and facilitate many of these events. Participation in the Season of Twinning allows grassroots Jewish and Muslim organizations around the world to meet, learn from each other and to form personal friendships. Join the movement and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about events in your city or for assistance in organizing your own Twinning event!
Check out the FFEU website here: ffeu.org