“Muslim Awareness event at the Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom will include a vegetarian dinner made up of dishes from Arab and Jewish communities”

MONTREAL GAZETTE
Breaking bread: Synagogue to host Shabbat dinner with Muslim neighbours
by Susan Schwartz
January 22, 2019

As Muslim Awareness Week gets under way Jan. 25 and the second anniversary of the mosque shooting in Quebec City that killed six worshippers and injured 19 is marked Jan. 29, the Westmount synagogue is holding a Muslim Awareness Shabbat. It will begin with a vegetarian dinner made up of dishes from Arab and Jewish communities, to be prepared by members of both communities and served family style. The Shabbat service following dinner will feature two speakers from Montreal’s Muslim community. “The whole idea of Muslim Awareness Week is to go out and build bridges,” said Ehab Lotayef, chairman of the week’s coordinating committee. READ MORE

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