Judaism & Islam Virtual Lunch & learn. Spring 2021
Thursdays from 12:00 – 1 pm, via Zoom. (Feb 4 - April 29). On-going series. Join us as able.
We provide the information, the space, and the interactions! We explore, share, compare, and discuss various aspects of Judaism and Islam. These sessions are open to the ENTIRE WFU and W-S communities.
This informal educational series is facilitated by Gail Bretan, Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life at WFU, and Naijla Faizi, Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life at WFU, along with various WFU faculty, staff, alumni, students, and Winston-Salem Jewish community members who will bring their expertise on the topic of the day.
These are educational sessions, respectful and accepting of all our traditions. They are not political forums. Each session is self-contained, and no experience or knowledge about Judaism or Islam is required to join us.
There is always a handout given at each session with an overview and links to other information about the subject. At the end of each session is a question and answer period.
Dates & TopicsFebruary 4: Misconceptions and Stereotypes Feb 11: Holy Sites in Judaism & Islam Feb 18: Politics of being Jewish & Muslim Feb 25: Tensions & Peace-Building between Jews & Muslims Mar 4: Human Rights in Islam & Judaism Mar 11: Agnosticism, Atheism, & Secularism in Judaism & Islam Mar 18: Sinning & Forgiveness in Islam & Judaism Mar 25: Perceptions of the Bible & Christianity from Jews & Muslims Apr 1: Biblical Passages & Stories in Judaism & Islam Apr 8: Text Reading with Translations and Interpretation Apr 15: Muslims & Jews in China, Uighur Muslims Apr 22: Muslims & Jews in Southeast Asia, i.e. Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, etc. Apr 29: Eval and final Q&A, suggestions for the future. Open to everyone in the community. Attend as you are able. Bring your lunch and your friends! For more info, contact Gail email@example.com or Naijla