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
On Nov. 27, our friends at UMAF Sweden, led by Siavosh Derakhti, held an event in Malmo to bring together 70 young participants from different backgrounds for a diploma ceremony. The youth group reflected on their trip earlier this year to Auschwitz-Birkenau and discussed the importance of understanding the Holocaust, as well as combating antisemitism and Islamophobia. The event was part of the FFEU’s Season of Twinning with the Muslim World League #Twinning2019
On Nov. 26, FFEU partner Indian Pluralism Foundation. and LIPS organized a series of interfaith essay competitions for the underprivileged community of Tangra in Kolkota, India. The event engaged young participants as part of the Season of Twinning with the Muslim World League. Check it out #Twinning2019