Biweekly Briefing

May 11, 2022

Welcome to the Sisterhood's Biweekly Newsletter!

Planning for our 9th annual conference is underway, but we want to hear from you, specifically about HOW and WHERE you'd like to attend this year's conference. Please fill out this brief survey to help us better shape our plans!

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We Want to Visit You!

We at the Central Office are ready to get back on the road, visiting local chapters and regions and hearing from YOU, our members, about your dreams and hopes for and experiences with the Sisterhood. If you're having an upcoming chapter meeting or regional/community event, invite us to join you! Email [email protected] to learn more.

Conflict Resolution Within Israeli and Palestinian Communities

May 15, 2022
1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

The Sisterhood remains committed to creating opportunities for members to explore a wide spectrum of views on Palestine and Israel. We endeavor to hold space to hear one another and to work with organizations dedicated to nonviolent means of achieving justice and peace.

To that end, we have created the Cultivating Understanding, Promoting Just Peace Speaker Series. We invite you to participate in the forthcoming event featuring Hands of Peace. Please join Husam Jubran and Rabbi Daniel Roth as they share their work and vision for Palestinian and Israeli communities using tools of dialogue and conflict resolution.

Sisterhood Peace Walk

May 20-May 30, 2022

To celebrate spring and sisterhood, we invite individuals and teams to join us in a fun event taking place wherever you live! From now through the end of May, individuals and teams (groups) can register to become fundraising champions for the Sisterhood. A team can be made up of a chapter, a group of members, or a few women from your local community.

Here's How It Works:

1. Select a Date and Location: Find a co-coordinator and choose a date and location/route for your spring walk. Keep it simple- a favorite park, hiking trail, or neighborhood are all great choices. Consider adding a potluck picnic or an activity for kids to accompany your walk. Remember- this is a community event, so spouses, children, friends, neighbors, and roommates are welcome!

2. Set up Your Champion Page: Individual walkers and teams can register on the Sisterhood's campaign page to become fundraising champions.

3. Spread the Word: Invite others to join your walk. If you'd like to organize a Walk open to other Sisterhood members in your region/city or connect with local members to coordinate a Walk, email the Central Office and we'll share your event with other members in your community! Share your fundraising link and ask your family, friends, and colleagues to support your fundraising efforts!

4. Purchase Your Walk Gear: What's a Peace Walk without some Sisterhood spirit? Visit our Bonfire Store to buy member-designed Walk t-shirts and hats! But hurry- order now to ensure your purchases arrive in time for your Walk!

5. Show up to Celebrate: Gather with fellow walkers on your designated Walk Day. Make sure to take photos to share on social media. Email them to [email protected].

Questions? Email [email protected].

Thank you for participating in this important fundraising and community-building event!

Exploration and Healing with Art

June 9, 16, 23, 2022

7:00-8:30 p.m. ET

Join the Sisterhood for a series of three workshops focused on using art as a tool of self-reflection and healing. Artist Tremain Smith will guide participants through exercises using water-based mediums and the combination of shapes, lines, and colors. You can register for one, two, or all three sessions. No experience required. A supplies list will be provided and will need to be purchased ahead of time. Tickets for these sessions are VERY limited. We recommend securing tickets sooner rather than later to ensure you can join fellow Muslim and Jewish sisters in this unique, interfaith, and multicultural visual art experience!

Identity Exploration Series: Judaism

June 22, 2022
7:00-8:30 p.m. ET

There are multiple branches of Judaism and Islam, and Muslim and Jews around the world have different levels of observance and varied practices. Each of us defines our relationship to our faith tradition in own own way, ranging from traditional observance to more liberal or adapted observance or through cultural associations.

Join us as we learn from women representing five different perspectives on Judaism. We invite you to explore your own identity story and how it has been shaped by your life experience, culture, race, and spirituality, and in embarking on such an exploration, to make transformative connections with fellow Sisters.

In July, we will hold a similar panel featuring Muslim sisters. We intend to repeat each of these events with different speakers in the fall to present a wide range perspectives and to spark healthy, dynamic, and respectful intra-faith and interfaith conversations. Together, we will devise new understandings of one another's identities, gain the vocabulary needed to engage in respectful dialogue, and become better advocates for one another.

Ongoing Opportunities

Volunteers Needed for Specific Projects!

Are you looking to give back to the Sisterhood through a discrete volunteer project? We are looking for volunteers in a few distinct areas. Read on and reach out to learn more!

Conference Committee

Are you an event planner? Do you like working in collaboration with fellow Sisterhood members? Planning for the 9th annual Sisterhood conference, to be held in November 2022, is underway. If you would like to take part in putting together this special event, please email Nicole- [email protected].

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee seeks volunteers with experience in the following categories to assist in developing materials related to member and volunteer initiatives. The categories for which volunteers are needed include HR, Project Management, Training, Data Management, and Graphic Design. Please use this link to tell us more about yourself and your areas of expertise.

Stranger/Sister Screening Opportunities

The social impact campaign for Stranger/Sister is in full swing! If you've been wanting to bring this powerful catalyst for dialogue and change to your community, now's your chance! Odyssey Impact/Transform Films are leading a campaign designed to educate, engage, and activate local communities to unite against hate and create peaceful dialogue across lines of difference.

Stranger/Sister is available for screenings hosted by individuals, community organizations, corporations, houses of worship, schools, universities, and more. The Odyssey Impact team can offer guidance from beginning to end and will provide a digital Screening Toolkit, which includes a Facilitator's Guide, Community Discussion Guide, Classroom Guide, marketing materials, and a social media press kit, all designed to make the screening experience as impactful as possible.

Now is the perfect time to host a screening in your community. If you'd like to request additional information or are ready for next steps, fill out a host a screening inquiry form today.

Virtual Coffee Connection

Join the 160+ women who've met another sister through our Virtual Coffee Connection! Ready to give it a try? Click this link, fill out the brief form, and we'll match you to a fellow sister. The two of you can then arrange your own virtual coffee/tea date! Please note, pairings are made in order of request and are not solely Muslim-Jewish matches. Thank you!

Support the Sisterhood Through AmazonSmile

If you're an Amazon shopper, please consider supporting the Sisterhood while you shop! Visit the Sisterhood's unique AmazonSmile link and select the Sisterhood as your charitable organization of your choice. 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to support our work. Thank you!

Partner Organization Opportunities

Voting Rights in the United States- Mejdi Tours

July 17-21, 2022

This tour, offered by Mejdi Tours, will focus on voting rights in the United States and current challenges. Trip participants will meet with organizations working to make voting accessible for every citizen. This tour will also visit important civil rights landmarks, sites and speakers to further explore the complex history of voting rights in the United States.

Registration deadline is May 17, 2022. Please click here for more information.

Please note, this opportunity is offered as a courtesy to our partner organization and is not a Sisterhood-affiliated trip.

Your donation supports the critical mission of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom to build bridges and destroy the barriers of hate.

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