Central Synagogue's Beth Emeth Sisterhood Hosts Islam 101 Forum

Central Synagogue's Beth Emeth Sisterhood Hosts Islam 101 Forum 

The forum gave the community the chance to learn about Islam. 

By Donna Kraus (Patch Poster) - April 13, 2017 1:48 am ET

As an attorney, Jewish woman and a mother of a biracial family, Rena Riback is well-attuned to the deep fissures besetting American society. Against a backdrop of rising Islamophobia and a nationwide uptick in acts of anti-Semitism, Ms. Riback hopes to “turn fear into knowledge.” The Islam 101 forum she convened on March 19 was a start, she said, in “working together to get to know one another, and not only in times of crisis.” The forum was sponsored by the Central Synagogue of Nassau County’s Beth Emeth Sisterhood, and supported by Raising Voices USA, a non-partisan grassroots movement that advocates for democratic values and the protection of human rights.

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