Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester Interfaith Dinner in Prestwich, UK

As the Season of Twinning continues, we thank one of our UK partners, The Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester, for holding another twinning event on January 13th, 2019. The Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester’s members and friends gathered in Prestwich to enjoy their annual kosher meal out together. The event’s guest of honor was Mayor of Bury, Cllr Jane Black, who is the 8’th Jewish Mayor of Bury, together with her husband and official consort Mark Sankey.

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Muslim-Jewish young women twinning in Berlin, Germany

On December 16, 2018, FFEU European Coordinator Samia Hathroubi organized a Season of Twinning in Berlin, Germany. Hathroubi organized the first of a series of Muslim-Jewish events with young women.

Muslim and Jewish professionals from NGOs sector, and young scholars met and celebrated Mawlid Annabi and Hannukah. They shared their expertise and views about Muslim-Jewish relations In Berlin. The second meeting will be planned for March.#FFEUSOT #SeasonofTwinning2018


Online Training on Racism and Anti-Semitism in Paris

On December 4th, 2018, Espoir 18, launched their online training on racism and Anti-Semitism in Paris. The event, supported by The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding during the #SeasonofTwinning2018, gathered a hundred young Parisians and representatives of French organizations. The training program is led by Espoir18 Director Jerome Disle and D’ailleurs et d’ici Director Marc Cheb Sun.

See more about the online training (French) here:

Earlier this year, a delegation of Espoir18 met with various US organizations fighting racism and bigotry, including FFEU Executive Director Chris Sacarabany, FFEU friends, Wise Founder Daisy Khan and New York Muslim Jewish Solidarity Committee Executive Director Michelle Koch, in New York and Washington, DC.

Season of Twinning Conference in Florence, Italy

FFEU partner, the Florence School of Dialogue (FSD) led by FSD President Rabbi Joseph Levi, organized in Florence, Italy, on the occasion of the Season of Twinning, a conference titled “The Right of Places of Worship in the World”, held on the 29th November 2018.  Among the keynote speakers joining Rabbi Levi were Yassine Lafram, President of the Union of Islamic Communities in Italy and Mgr Andrea Bellandi, Vicar general of the Archdiocese of Florence.


Season of Twinning panel discussion in Canada

On November 28, 2018, FFEU partners in Canada, JspaceCanada and the Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims organized a #SeasonofTwinning2018 at the Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto. JspaceCanada and CAJM hosted representatives from Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom for a panel discussion about their  educational work for peace and cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Musical Festival, Jewslims Orchestra, in Lviv, Ukraine

On November 21st, FFEU partner in Ukraine, the Union of Jewish Religious Organizations of Ukraine led by its Board Chairman Pavel Feldblyum, organized a twinning event in Lviv. The Twinning program is a musical festival called the “Jewslims Orchestra”, uniting Ukrainian Jews, Crimean Tatars, and the Chingenes (Crimea-Tatar Roms). The Mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadovyi was one of the distinguished attendees.

Musicians include Mitya Gerasimov (Pushkin Klezmer Band) and Grammy-awarded New York trumpeter Frank London (The Klezmatics, Klezmer Brass Allstars), and also famous Crimean-Tatar musicians Aliye Hadjabadinova and Shevket Zmorka.