We are honored that three generations of the Fishman-Belkin family are a part of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom! Grandmother Janet Belkin is a member of the Tucson, Arizona chapter. Kira Belkin and her daughters Talia and Ruth live in central New Jersey. Kira is a member and co-leader of a Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom chapter […]
January 2018 Welcome to the inaugural 2018 issue of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom newsletter! We look forward to updating you with SOSS news, upcoming events, and chapter goings-on on a regular basis. We will feature chapters and individuals partaking in extraordinary events as well as highlight activities that will allow you to participate locally, […]
On December 19, Megyn Kelly featured the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom on her show for a feature, “Women Promote Understanding Between Jews & Muslims.” Founders Atiya Aftab and Sheryl Olitzky joined Megyn in the studio. Please watch and share!
Kaitlyn Dundorf, a freshman at Hillsborough High School in New Jersey, visited a local chapter of the Sisterhood of the Salaam Shalom as part of an assignment for her Exploring Journalism class. The assignment required her to write a feature story, highlighting a local event or organization. She was interested to find out more about […]
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On December 5, the New York Times published an article about our historic and powerful December 4 Muslim Jewish Women Leadership Conference, “Both Feeling Threatened, American Muslims and Jews Join Hands.” Here’s an excerpt: Jolted into action by a wave of hate crimes that followed the election victory of Donald J. Trump, American Muslims and […]
This article originally appeared in the magazine Tablet. In the Jewish quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem there sits a small jewelry shop. Unknown to most Israelis, the beaten silver engraved pieces it produces have become a ubiquitous symbol of an American Jew who has spent time in Israel. Known simply as a “Hadaya,” […]
In late July, the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom was featured on US Arab Radio as part of their program highlighting women peacebuilders. The program featured Sheryl Olitzky, Symi Rom-Rymer, and Ambereen Shaffie and helps to educate others on the change in attitudes and behaviors that the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom has on women, their family and their […]