AJC NEW JERSEY joined the Muslim and interfaith community in prayer and fellowship following the shooting at the Chabad of Poway on April 27 which left one worshipper dead and several injured. (The alleged killer was accused of attempted arson at a California mosque.)
As part of AJC’s #TriStateAgainstHate campaign, mosques were linked with synagogues and congregants attended one another’s Friday Jummah and Shabbat prayer services. “The work of transforming our hearts, souls, and society is a steep path,” said Imam Wahy-ud Deen Shareef, a member of the New Jersey Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council. “However, it is a path that people of faith are enjoined to rigorously follow.”
Synagogue and mosque partnerships in New Jersey included Masjid Al Aman with Monmouth Reform Temple and Temple Shalom; Islamic Society of Basking Ridge with Congregation B’nai Israel of Basking Ridge; Muslim Center of Somerset County with Temple Beth El of Hillsborough; and Islamic Society of Central Jersey with the Jewish Center in Princeton. Members of all faiths are welcome to take part in the #TriStateAgainstHate campaign. For information, contact David Levy at 973-379-7845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.