The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
An Evening of Sadaqah/Tzedakah
In a tempestuous geopolitical climate, Muslims and Jews often find themselves on different sides. Oak Park Temple worked to build relationships with their local Muslim community and model what it looks like to be a free, tolerant community.
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Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion
Oak Park, IL
Oak Park Temple volunteers to host Muslim neighbors for Ramadan.
Planning of first joint evening of service and education commences.
First event, with the theme of charity for the poor, was held at Oak Park Temple.
Second event, with the theme of welcoming the stranger, was held at the Islamic Foundation Mosque.
Oak Park Temple rabbi Max Weiss speaks to local school districts about hate speech and is accompanied by leaders from the Islamic Foundation Mosque.
Third event, with the theme of God’s expectations, was held at Oak Park Temple.
As part of Oak Park Temple’s Mitzvah Day, teens from the synagogue and the Muslim Leadership Academy collaborated on a public mural.
Fourth event, with the theme of standing up for minorities, will be held at the Islamic Foundation Mosque.