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US interfaith communities draw on decades-long bonds to navigate Israel-Hamas War

Area Jewish, Muslim practitioners on sharing faiths, stories, empathy

'It is Possible to Love People and Disagree': For These Two Friends, Hard Conversations Are Key Right Now

Gratitude for Friendship

American Musilms and Jews must stand together amid tragedies in Middle East

The Daily Herald: 'Taking the side of peace': Suburban Muslim and Jewish women try to find common ground here amid Middle East war

The Philadelphia Inquirer: My son, Nick Elizalde, brought people together. We need to follow his example.

The Guardian: ‘A kind of tribalism’: US supporters of Israel and Palestine fail to admit suffering of other side

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USA Today: Tensions boil as Israel-Hamas war rages. How do Jewish, Muslim Americans find common ground?

Slate: Posting Empathy for Gaza Ended One of Her Friendships. An Expert on This Thinks That’s Fine.

The Israel-Hamas war tests mission of two leaders of interfaith dialogue

North Jersey: As North Jersey communities clash over Israel-Hamas war, these groups are trying to heal

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom founders will receive Pacem in Terris Award

The Catholic Messenger

August 17, 2023

"What Have Different Faiths Taught You About God?"


July 7, 2023

"Hate Will Not Win": Solidarity Rally Held After Minnesota's 6th Suspected Monque Attack This Year

CBS News WCCO Minnesota

May 21, 2023

World renowned designer Isaac Mizrahi to visit Houston

CW39, Houston

February 7, 2023

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom


February 1, 2023


Group of volunteers in aprons with masks

MLK Day of Service in Alexandria

TheConnection to your Community

January 10, 2023


Islamic Reflections on the Jewish Holiday of Passover


May 5, 2022

Benedictine University launches interfaith mentorship program for high schoolers

Daily Herald

March 31, 2022

How are Pittsburghers bridging divides between faiths? Where does interfaith understanding start?

Public Source
January 31, 2022


Celebrate Facebook’s outage? Many faith communities couldn’t talk at all.

Religion News
October 5, 2021

Women’s diversity group shows film to eliminate stereotypes

The Oakland Press
August 20, 2021

‘Stay at the table’: Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom’s new head encourages tough discussions

The Forward
July 15, 2021

‘Stay at the table’: Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom’s new head encourages tough discussions

Jewish Exponent,
June 8, 2021

Faith leaders and officials gather in Overland Park to call for end of antisemitism

Kansas City Star
June 3, 2021

Kansas City area faith and political leaders respond to increased reports of anti-Semitism

FoxNews, June 3, 2021

For Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Groups in America, Gaza War Shatters Dream of Coexistence

Haaretz US News
June 1, 2021

Jews and Muslims must stand together and refuse to be enemies | COMMENTARY

Baltimore Sun
May 28, 2021

Jewish emigré from former Soviet Union ‘compelled’ to advocate for China’s Uyghur minority

The Jewish News of Northern California
May 26, 2021

Mideast Violence Tests The Relationships That Interfaith Groups Work Hard To Build

May 26, 2021

UCC’s Torres, Joy sisters, others receive Making a Difference Award

Essex News Daily
April 26, 2021

Russell Berrie Foundation to honor ‘Making a Difference Award’ recipients
April 23, 2021

A Diverse Sisterhood of Strangers Showed Me How Pluralism Works

Center for Inclusion and Belonging
April 25, 2021

Fighting Hate One Muslim Woman and One Jewish Woman at a Time–a Conversation with Roberta Elliott

Help Me 2 Understand
March 19, 2021

Limited Release of Transform Film's Acclaimed Documentary, Stranger/Sister

February 26, 2021

UJA-Federation Of New York Hosts Westchester Women's Symposium
February 26, 2021

Array of genres, countries in Sacramento Jewish film fest

The Jewish News of Northern California
February 24, 2021

Join a club! Synagogues and other organizations host book clubs, often with virtual options

Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
January 11, 2021


The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom are Building Bridges Between Two Faiths

December 16, 2020

Trump united Muslims and Jews. We must build on that to prevent another Trump

November 18, 2020

An Enduring Sisterhood For Unlikely Friends

The Inquirer
August 30, 2020

Faith Leaders and the 2020 Census

Interfaith Youth Core
August 11, 2020

Leaders and Organizers of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Talk About Peace & Commonality Betweens Jews & Muslims

June 13, 2020

The Border Wall Diaries

Covey Club
May 13, 2020

Rising Loaves and Rising Hopes: Diverse Communities Come Together Over Bread

The Spruce Eats
March 11, 2020

Rising Loaves and Rising Hopes: Diverse Communities Come Together Over Bread

The Jewish News of Northern California
 February 18, 2020

Muslim and Jewish Women Unite Against Hate on SXSW Panel

Broadway World
 February 11, 2020

Jewish, Muslim sisters explore border issues

Arizona Jewish Post
 February 7, 2020

Salaam Shalom

The Little Hawk
February 3, 2020

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom donates to Gural JCC SHOP in Cedarhurst

LI Herald
January 23, 2020

Residents and faith leaders preach love in the face of rising anti-Semitism and hate crimes

TAP Into
January 16, 2020

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Unity Vigil 2020 held at Temple Adath Shalom

Parsippany Focus
January 16, 2020

Religious communities come together for Unity Vigil in Whitehall

69 News
January 16, 2020

Interfaith Unity Vigil held in Whitehall

The Morning Call
January 15, 2020

Rabbis, elected officials speak out on recent anti-Semitic incidents

LI Herald
January 9, 2020

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom members help with Hannah’s Project at Gural JCC

LI Herald
January 9, 2020

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Muslim, Jewish women gather to break down barriers, misconceptionsmembers help with Hannah’s Project at Gural JCC

January 6, 2020

DC Area Demonstrators Denounce Attacks Against Jewish People

January 5, 2020

Hundreds attend local vigil in response to anti-Semitic attacks in NY

ABC News 10
January 5, 2020

March against anti-Semitism brings thousands to streets of New York
January 5, 2020

Interfaith vigil against hate held in Schenectady

NBC 13
January 5, 2020

Jewish, Muslim women find common ground

The Topeka-Capital Journal
January 3, 2020

We must speak out against hate

Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2020


Hanukkah celebration provides opportunity to observe similarities

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 26, 2019

Hanukkah celebration provides opportunity to observe similarities

ABC News 5
December 25, 2019

Finding Sisterhood in a Season of Giving

Flatland KC
December 23, 2019

Muslim, Jewish women come together to promote tolerance, understanding

Daily Herald
December 20, 2019

Muslim-Jewish American Organization “Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom” Receives UNAOC-BMW Group Intercultural Innovation Award

Globe Newswire
December 11, 2019

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom receives BMW Group-UNAOC Intercultural Innovation Award

Religion NewsService
December 11, 2019

Fredericksburg Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom packs hygiene kits to support homeless students at Stafford County schools

Free Lance-Star
November 30, 2019

Similarities Make a World of a Difference

Verde Magazine
November 29, 2019

The Gift of Census

The Lilith Blog
October 4, 2019

We Muslims Must Fight Anti-Semitism In Our Own Communities

September 4, 2019

Jewish, Muslim women come together in Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

LI Herald
August 15, 2019

KCRA Project Community Religion

July 23, 2019

Amid Rising Hate Crimes, Muslim and Jewish Women Traveled Together to Auschwitz

July 18, 2019

Before Chabad Tragedy, San Diego Built Bridges with Jewish/Muslim Seder

Times of San Diego
April 28, 2019

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom: Finding Common Ground

B'nai B'rith Magazine
Spring 2019

From marshmallows to social justice, these Muslim and Jewish teens are bonding

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle
February 22, 2019


Where Jewish and Muslim Women Find Sisterhood

Women's News
November 19, 2018

Changing the world ... One Muslim woman and one Jewish woman at a time

Jewish Herald-Voice
October 18, 2018

Discovering Common Ground, Developing Friendships and Creating Impact: A Teenage Sisterhood Driven by Faith

West Hartford News
September 2, 2018

Muslim and Jewish Women on a Southern Civil Rights Road Trip

July 5, 2018

Two Women of Different Faiths Show That Female Friendship Can Heal Hate

Next Tribe
April 23, 2018

Music, Food And Erasing Borders

Jewish Week
June 12, 2018

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Brings Together Faiths

Hartford Courant
May 29, 2018

Amid conflict, Jews and Muslims in US seek solidarity

Associated Press
May 15, 2018

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom visits Selma

Selma Times-Journal
April 26, 2018

The Kids Are Alright: The American Teens Working to Change Muslim-Jewish Relations

Haaretz US News
March 11, 2018

If our Jersey sisterhood of Jews, Muslims can bond, so can the world
March 8, 2018

This International Women's Day, Look to the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom for Inspiration

Teen Vogue
March 8, 2018

An Unlikely Sisterhood

Boomer Magazine
February 15, 2018

Muslim and Jewish Women Fight Hatred Together
February 2018

Put action to Dr. King’s words, MLK March leader says

The Sacramento Bee
January 16, 2018

Salaam Shalom: Muslim and Jewish women start a movement to thwart religious bigotry

Religion News Service
January 5, 2018

Essex County Muslim-Jewish Sisterhood Pray In Unity

January 1, 2018


Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom brings Muslim, Jewish Women Together to Fight Hate
December 28, 2017

A Year After Trump’s Election, Jewish-Muslim Group Takes A More Pointed Approach To Fighting Hate

New York Jewish Week
 November 26, 2017

Sisters are Doin’ It For Themselves: The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom®

November 20, 2017

Reflections from the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom® Conference

The Lilith Blog
November 16, 2017

Through Ties of Friendship, Muslim and Jewish Women Unite Against Hate

The New Jersey Jewish News
November 15, 2017

These Women Are Bringing the Muslim and Jewish Communities Together Despite Their Differences

Huffington Post Sponsored by National Geographic
November 2, 2017

How One Muslim Jewish Women’s Group Goes Beyond Feel Good Interfaith Work and Tackles Israel Palestine

Tablet Magazine
August 31, 2017

Muslim and Jewish Sisterhood Group Canadian Chapter

Canadian Jewish News
August 2017

Come Together: American Jewish-Muslim Solidarity in the Age of Trump

July 2017

Toronto Muslim and Jewish Women Find Power and Joy In Building a Sisterhood

Muslim Link
July 22, 2017

Breaking the Ramadan Fast in a Synagogue Is the Latest in Jewish-Muslim Outreach

June 18, 2017

Muslims, Jews, and Women in America

The Economist
May 2017

'Religious left' emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era

March 27, 2017

As Immigration Crisis Deepens, Jews, Muslims Draw Closer

New York Jewish Week
February 1, 2017


Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom® Co-Founder Sheryl Olitzky Offers Lessons in Bridge-Building

The Forward
 December 30, 2016

Celebrating 7 Jewish Nasty Women of 2016

Lilith Magazine
December 30, 2016

Muslim Jewish Unity Fights Stereotypes and Hate

NPR WHYY Philadelphia’s Radio Times
December 20, 2016

Facing the Age of Trump Together: Jewish and Muslim Sisters Build Sisterhood

December 2016

Muslim and Jewish Women Celebrate Sisterhood

Hadassah Magazine
December 2016

Both Feeling Threatened, American Muslims and Jews Join Hands

New York Times
December 5, 2016

Why Jews Are Coming To the Defense of Mosques in America

The Christian Science Monitor
December 1, 2016

How Do You Build A Strong Muslim-Jewish Alliance For the Trump Era?

The Forward
November 25, 2016


Muslim and Jewish Feminists Gather to Seek Common Ground

The Forward
December 18, 2015

Waging Peace: The Story of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom®,

December 17, 2015

Parable on Bigotry and Citizenship Plays Out in Supermarket Aisle

New York Times
December 12, 2015

Jewish and Muslim Sisters are Doin’ Coexistence for Themselves

December 12, 2015

Interfaith Sisters Seek Common Ground

New Jersey Jewish News
December 9, 2015

Muslim, Jewish Women Seek Camaraderie at Leadership Conference

Newark Star-Ledger
December 7, 2015

Be the Protector

Huffington Post
November 18, 2015

The Magical Thing That Happens When Women Get Spiritual Together

Huffington Post
October 06, 2015

Interfaith Push To Muslims Could Face Headwinds

Jewish Week
May 19, 2015

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom® Included in Organizations Seeking Federal Investigation Of Chapel Hill Murders

Muslim Advocates
February 13, 2015

Building Jewish Muslim Friendships One Woman at a Time

Interfaith Observer
January 2015

2014 and Earlier

What’s a Nice Chabad Girl Doing at a Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Conference

November 30, 2014

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom® Changing The World, One Jewish and One Muslim Woman At A Time

Kansas City Jewish Chronicle
November 27, 2014

Women Gather to Build Alliances for Peace

New Jersey Jewish News
November 11, 2014

Muslim and Jewish Feminists Mingle In the City of Sisterly Love

Jewish Daily Forward
November 11, 2014

Muslim and Jewish Women Talk the Talk

Jewish Exponent
November 5, 2014

Jewish and Muslim Women Join at Interfaith Conference at Temple

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 2, 2014

Mothers Seek Peace in Midst of Gaza War

New Jersey Jewish News
August 11, 2014

Mothers on the Side of Peace

Kansas City Star
August 5, 2014

For Our Children

Huffington Post
July 7, 2014

Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Group Expanding

New Jersey Jewish News
January 14, 2014

Sisters’ Seek Peace Among Jews, Muslims

New Jersey Jewish News
May 20, 2013

The Power of Sisterhood Enriches Souls, Shatters Stereotypes, Boundaries

Abrahamic Alliance
May 19, 2013

Read news connected to the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom®

Why Muslim Jewish Cooperation Matters to America

Religion News Center
December 21, 2016
–written by Eboo Patel

When a Scarf Means an Invitation to Hate

December 16, 2015
–written by Essex County member Johanna Ginsberg

From Family and Faith, A Non-Profit is Born

US 1 Princtoninfo
March 4, 2015
— written by Princeton Chapter member Michelle Alperin

Who Gets to Say What is ‘Islamic

Huffington Post
February 26, 2015
— written by Sisterhood Board member Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

Other Stories

Hebrew College Blog
January 2, 2015
— written by Sisterhood Board member Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

Celebrating Muslims on International Human Rights Day

Huffington Post
December 8, 2014
— written by Sisterhood Board member Engy Abdelkader

The Sisterhood is thrilled to be the recipient of numerous past awards in recognition of our work, including:


The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom was selected as on of the ten global grassroots organizations to receive the prestigious Intercultural Innovation Award from the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group.


Odyssey Impact, a leading social impact campaign organization, has announced their partnership with The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom to participate on a panel taking place during this year’s SXSW Festival. The panel, “Documenting a Movement: Muslim and Jewish Women Unite Against Hate,” will focus on the upcoming documentary, Stranger/Sister, produced by Odyssey Impact’s sister company, Transform Films®.


Facebook launched a first-of-its kind global leadership initiative to train, support and fund Facebook Groups that are impacting the world for good. Amanda Quraishi, an Advisory Board member for the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom and lead admin for our Facebook Group, is representing us in the program.


The Sisterhood was honored to receive the first Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Award in Berlin! Thank you EVZ Foundation and KIgA for recognizing the work of the Sisterhood. The award was for the best practice of Jewish-Muslim cooperation in the US.

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