Project #1520

Training 80 Youth Encounter Leaders

by Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)
Sep 25, 2012

Joint Iftar of 6 Youth Interfaith Encounter groups

Conversations during the meal I
Conversations during the meal I

On July 29th, we gathered to have together an Iftar dinner that ended one of the days of Ramadan, for the Muslims, and Tish'a be-Av fast of the Jews.

We met at the Barbara restaurant in Bet-Jala, 49 people from 6 different youth groups of IEA!

The dinner was a great opportunity for us to get to know other groups in IEA, to meet new people and to celebrate together, after a hard day of mourning and fasting. In every table there was a talk about Ramadan and the aims of fast in Islam, and about Tish'a be-Av fast and the reasons for it. The beginnings of discussions were led by Ofek Birnholz, a devoted member of IEA youth groups.

It was a great evening for us all, and a great opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences, to meet new people and to enjoy with our old friends.

This is not the first time that we are having a joint Iftar meal, and we are hoping to continue this tradition in the next years. 

Room overview
Room overview
Conversations over dinner II
Conversations over dinner II



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Organization Information

Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)

Location: Jerusalem, Israel - Israel
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Dr. Yehuda Stolov
Executive Director
Jerusalem, Israel