Invite: Muslim-Jewish Relations 101 Webinar Series – JCPA is launching a four-part webinar series to help guide the Jewish community relations field on how to work with the American Muslim community and build grassroots Muslim-Jewish relationships. The series features experts who will teach the basics of Islam for Jews, provide guidance on how to find local dialogue partners and tools needed to create successful programming. Click here to learn more and register!
Webinar 1: Islam 101 for Jews
January 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. EST
Rabbi Reuven Firestone
Author, An Introdution to Islam for Jews
- Understanding the Organizational Structures of the American Muslim Community, February 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. EST
- Best Practices for Grassroots Muslim-Jewish Conversations,
March 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. EST
- Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, April 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. EST
Frank Fellows Mission to Poland and Israel – As American Jewry grapples with delegitimization efforts amid internal polarization, JCPA took 13 rising Jewish leaders to Poland to explore Jewish history and the Holocaust and to Israel on a fact-finding mission to learn how different stakeholders—such as legislators, NGOs, Palestinians, and Israelis—are responding to the challenges facing their society. In Israel, the Mission explored issues of gender equality, pluralism, migrants and asylum seekers, humanitarian aid for Syrian victims, and efforts for peace and security and a two-state outcome.
The group gained a deeper understanding of Israel’s complexity as a nation and were inspired by the many passionate people they met working to create a strong democracy and find solutions to the challenges the country currently faces. Reflections from the trip will be included in our next JCPA E-Update.