FFEU Muslim-Jewish Program Director Walter Ruby took part in two Season of Twinning events in the Chicago area on December 3. The first event was the fifth annual ‘Preparing Food for Hungry and Homeless People Temple Beth Shalom in Naperville, IL, a suburb west of Chicago, featuring volunteers from Temple Beth Shalom, the Islamic Center of Naperville and Muslims Against Hunger, a national ‘feeding the hungry’ campaign headed by FFEU’s longtime friend and partner Zamir Hassan.
Later, Zamir Hassan and Walter Ruby travelled to The Mosque Cares in East Hazel Crest, just south of Chicago to take part in a public discussion on Muslim-Jewish relations with Imam Wallace Muhammad, the head of The Mosque Cares movement, with which scores of African-American mosques across the the U.S. are affiliated. Also taking part in the discussion at the Mosque Cares was Brian Zakem a board member of Temple B’nai Yehuda Beth Shalom in Homewood, IL and the Southwest Interfaith Team (SWIFT), a network of mosques, synagogues and churches in Chicago’s southwest suburbs.
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