Project #1521

Community Building for 1000 Jews & Muslims 2012-14

by Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)
Sep 9, 2013

Friday for the Muslims and Shabbat for Jews

Thursday, May 9th 2013

Encounter of students from the two schools – Dekel, Karmiel & A-Sallam, Majd el-Krum


The theme of the encounter was the sanctity of Friday for the Muslims and the sanctity of the Shabbat for the Jews.

The children were divided in mixed groups, each facilitated by bi-lingual facilitators who guided them with relevant working sheets.

Each of the groups wrote about the two days in the two communities. The pupils noted the similar and different, for example:


Friday for the Muslims

  1. No work
  2. Sanctity and prayers
  3. Cooking
  4. Family visits

Shabbat for the Jews

  1. No work
  2. Prayers
  3. No-cooking
  4. Family visits


We ended with a feedback conversation in which the children shared how wonderful, successful was the day and how much joy and fun it was.



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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
$21,405 raised of $28,800 goal
422 donations
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