The Annual Weekend of Twinning

1058934The annual Weekend of Twinning is an initiative led by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU), in partnership with the Islamic Society of North Americ, to strengthen Muslim-Jewish relations worldwide. The Weekend of Twinning provides an opportunity for synagogues, mosques and other Muslim and Jewish groups to form partnerships and hold joint programs together with the goal of building ties of communication, reconciliation and cooperation between Muslims and Jews. Recent Weekend of Twinning events have placed increased emphasis on Muslims and Jews working together to feed the hungry and homeless,  thereby giving expression to the shared moral imperative in Islam and Judaism to help those most in need. ISNA encourages all Muslim and Jewish student groups, young leadership groups and women’s groups – as well as mosques and synagogues – to hold events during the Weekend of Twinning. Interested in joining the Weekend of Twinning? Click here to let us know. In 2011, thousands of people from over 250 synagogues, mosques and Muslim and Jewish groups took part in the Weekend of Twinning in 16 countries around the world. To read about previous years of the Weekend of Twinning, click here.  You can also read about different groups’ experiences at the Weekend of Twinning blog or watch the video below: