Project #1521

Community Building for 1000 Jews & Muslims 2016-18

by Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)
Jun 10, 2009

Interfaith Muslim-Jewish encounter around Eid el-Adha

Demonstrating Hajj
Demonstrating Hajj

On Thursday, December 4th 2008, the encounter took place in A-Sallam School with some 120 5th graders.

The students coming from Karmiel and the local students met in the courtyard of A-Sallam School around a model of the Qa'aba, built in order to demonstrate for the students. The Religion Teacher Nader Taha showed the students how the different parts of the Hajj – the pilgrimage to Mecca – are implemented. His told the students about common elements in Judaism and Islam, in this case: in the story of Abraham sacrificing his son.

In the end of the day the students ate a joint meal, prepared by the parents' board. They greeted each other and fare-welled with a smile of happiness and enthusiasm for the next encounter.

Demonstrating Hajj 2
Demonstrating Hajj 2
Joint festive meal
Joint festive meal

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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

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