09/13/2009 05:45

Iftar in the Synagogue

Iftar in the Synagogue
JCUA and Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation invite Muslim and Jewish community members to "Iftar in the Synagogue," an evening of what both traditions do best: eating, prayer, discussion and schmoozing.
During the month of Ramadhan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset every day and then break the fast with a meal called Iftar. This coincides with the Jewish month of Elul, which is a time of repentance in preparation for the high holidays. Check out our video:
Where? Anshe Shalom Bnai Israel Congregation
540 W. Melrose, Chicago
When? Sunday, September 13, 2009
5:45 9:00 PM
Costs: $10 per person
5:45 6:00 pm: Foodless Reception
6:00 - 6:40 pm: Welcome and speakers on the significance of the holidays and this event.
6:45 pm: Jewish Prayer Mincha
7:04 pm: Muslim Break of Fast & Prayer Maghrib Salat 
Jewish Prayer Ma’ariv
7:30 pm: Communal Dinner (Kosher) and Discussion 
9:00 pm: Program concludes
RSVP, buy tickets and get info online: www.jcua.org/iftar
For more information contact:
Asaf Bar-Tura, asaf@jcua.org, 312.663.0960 x110
This year we call on youth and teens to prepare poetry relating to their own faith or to Jewish-Muslim community building. If you would like to read your poetry at Iftar, send it to Asaf Bar-Tura: asaf@jcua.org.