Halaqa and Seder: Muslim and Jewish Perspectives on the Exodus Story

ING has posted a video of the recent Muslim/Jewish dinner centered on the Exodus story, the Prophet Moses and the women who play key roles in the tale. The event was sponsored by ING, the Pacifica Institute, the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and Congregation Shir Hadash (where the event was held).

For more on the event and a link to the program, go to the ING website.

Yom Hashoah- Holocaust Remembrance

Surviving in Budapest, 1944
as told by Jussi Rajn

For thirty-four years, the Tri-City Interfaith Council has sponsored a Yom HaShoah Remembrance Service. This year the featured speaker will be Jussi Rajna, a Holocaust survivor and father of a Temple Beth Torah member.

A free-will offering will be received for the “Refugees Welcome Fund,” sponsored by the Jewish Family and Community Services. Every dollar donated will be matched

Muslim/Jewish Halaqa-Seder: A Celebration of the Exodus Story

Join us for dramatic reenactments of scenes from the Exodus Story from Muslim and Jewish scriptures followed by engaging interfaith table conversations and a halal/kosher dinner among Muslim and Jewish members of South Bay communities. Last year’s event was sold out.

Register online at ing.org/events/muslim-jewish-halaqa-seder-a-celebration-of-the-exodus-story/

At last year’s event, a group of Muslims and Jews gathered in Palo Alto on Sunday, March 29th, 2015, for a one-of-a-kind Seder and Halaqa that looked at scenes from the Exodus story from the perspectives of Muslims and Jews. Following each scene, attendees participated in fruitful interfaith discussions of the different narratives at their tables. The discussions were so engrossing that people had a hard time ending their conversations, which continued through the halal/kosher dinner. The event concluded with an open mic session where participants voiced their appreciation for the event and their desire to learn more about each other’s tradition. For more information and photos from the event, go here.

Kultar’s Mime: Dramatic Presentation

Kultar’s Mime, set in New York City, follows a collective of young Jewish artists influenced by Hebrew poet Haim Nahman Bialik’s “In The City of Slaughter,” describing the 1903 Kishinev pogrom. As the play progresses, they turn their focus on the anti-Sikh pogrom of 1984 in Delhi, using words from Sarbpreet Singh’s “Kultar’s Mime” to remind us that in the end, all innocent victims are the same, regardless of which God they worship or what tongue they speak. The play is a powerful condemnation of intolerance and violence, which affirms that just as hatred can transcend culture, religion and geography, so can compassion.

Kultar’s Mime comes to The San Jose Gurdwara after 60 acclaimed performances all over the world. Kultar’s Mime is directed by J Mehr Kaur, who attends Smith College and is being presented worldwide by The Sikh Research Institute.

FREE tickets at Eventbrite.

What You Wanted to Know About Other Religions (but were afraid to ask)

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church presents a weekend with a panel of scholars from the Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, and Muslim faiths.

Do you have a question for one of our guests? Click here to submit your question.

Also viewable at the satellite campuses in Mountain View, San Jose, and San Mateo. See locations.
Additional Sessions on Sunday, April 26, at 8:00 am, 9:30 am, and 11:00 am.

See a video of last year’s presentation.

 

What You Wanted to Know About Other Faiths (but were afraid to ask)

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church presents a weekend with a panel of scholars from Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, and Muslim faiths. See full details in our Events Calendar.

Saturday, April 25, 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 26, 8:00 am , 9:30 am, and 11:00 am

At the church in Menlo Park; also viewable at satellite campuses in Mountain View, San Jose, and San Mateo. See locations.

See a video of last year’s presentation.