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Muslim and Jewish students building a culture of mutual respect

February 1, 2011

TORONTO, ON – Muslim and Jewish students will come together to make lunch for the homeless on Wednesday, February 2 as part of a new initiative to make interfaith cooperation between the communities a priority. The new initiative is called the Tzedaka-Sadaqah Project.

The project explores how Jewish and Muslim faith commitments and philosophical values can inspire each other to build a culture of religious pluralism and mutual respect, creating an environment where people see similarities, establish connections and celebrate difference. As students prepare the meals, there will be an opportunity to meet and learn about the faith based roots of humanitarian work in both traditions, as well as some of the issues surrounding poverty and homelessness in Toronto.


WHAT: Lunch Making for the Homeless

When: 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 2, 2010

Where: Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto

For more information, please contact:

Tal Shachar

Avi Shack