Nicole Souadda

On August 11, two Sisterhood representatives from Richmond, Board member Lisa Halberstadt and co-leader Aliya Farooq spoke on a Stranger/Sister panel at the NWPC’s Biennial Convention. Lisa and Aliya were joined by Virginia State Senator Ghazala Hashmi, Donna Kent (President of NWPC), and Virginia State Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn. Members of the Sisterhood’s two Richmond chapters attended …

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By Tahija Vikalo, Executive Director On July 11, 2023, I had the great honor of being invited to and attending an Eid Celebration hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, at the Vice-Presidential Residence. It was a historic gathering for me personally and for Muslim communities in this country. …

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After a flurry of concern about the weather, the sun shone and a welcome breeze fluttered over Grant Park in Hewlett for the Western Nassau County Sisterhood chapter’s family picnic on Monday, July 10th. Chapter sisters, three Long Island regional guests, spouses, children, and grandchildren gathered to enjoy the summer and each other’s company. Everyone …

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On the evening of June 21st, 2023, the Arlington/McLean Chapter took a fieldtrip to the Adas Israel Community Mikvah in Washington DC. What is a Mikvah? A mikvah is a Jewish ritual bath that requires “living waters” from rain.  There is evidence that Jewish communities from antiquity have mikvaot (plural).  The ritual of immersion is …

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Sisters in the Kansas City area met at the beginning of May to reconnect. Members from the three KC chapters, as well as community members, gathered at Regional Coordinator and member of the Board Sheila Sonnenschein’s home for tea and desserts. It had been a long time since sisters had seen each other in-person, and it was …

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When Noora Kuran was in 8th grade in Watchung Hills, New Jersey, she and her brothers couldn’t attend Eid prayer because they had tests scheduled in school and were afraid that if they missed class, they would fall behind. It was at that moment that Noora decided to petition the school to allow students to …

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“Restoring Community” Faith can bring people together across America. Hear about the interfaith friendships that form the foundation of The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom’s mission to create a better world on @The-Pew-Charitable-Trusts’ “After the Fact” podcast. https://pew.org/3VhXsyI

In thinking of all we learned and listened to during our trip, it is amazing that the Jewish history in Morocco covers almost 3,000 years! That’s 3 millennia! – a time to develop culture, history, and roots. Of course, there were good and bad years (as there were for other populations that make up Morocco), yet Jews were …

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