• An 'Avi Shabbat' aiding Jewish - Muslim interfaith relations at the University of Arizona

    An 'Avi Shabbat' aiding Jewish - Muslim interfaith relations at the University of Arizona

  • Cooking up Jewish - Muslim interfaith relations at Brown University

    Cooking up Jewish - Muslim interfaith relations at Brown University

    , The Avi Schaefer Fund ©
  • An 'Avi Shabbat' aiding Jewish - Muslim interfaith relations at Brown University

    An 'Avi Shabbat' aiding Jewish - Muslim interfaith relations at Brown University

    , The Avi Schaefer Fund ©
  • Ipara Bolan (right) and Georgia Trester take part in an eyes-closed get-to-know-you exercise at the University of Arizona Hillel’s Avi Shabbat on Feb. 8, 2013

    Ipara Bolan (right) and Georgia Trester take part in an eyes-closed get-to-know-you exercise at the University of Arizona Hillel’s Avi Shabbat on Feb. 8, 2013

    , Courtesy: UA Hillel Foundation ©
  • Avi Schaefer z"l, 1988 - 2010

    Avi Schaefer z"l, 1988 - 2010

    , The Avi Schaefer Fund ©
  • Avi Schaefer z"l, 1988 - 2010

    Avi Schaefer z"l, 1988 - 2010

    , The Avi Schaefer Fund ©
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...from the worldwide Jewish press

"'When you’re meeting someone, you’re not meeting a person of a certain faith. You’re meeting just a person,' said Moore, a sophomore majoring in psychology."

"Avi Shabbat at UA Hillel helps break down Muslim/Jewish stereotypes"

"Participants at the University of Arizona’s second interfaith Avi Shabbat were surprised to discover that this childhood experience belonged to Ipara Bolan, a Muslim student leader who helped organize the event at the UA Hillel Foundation on Feb. 8."

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"The Avi Shabbat is an annual event in cooperation with Hillels across North America to promote inter-faith dialogue and understanding. The Avi Shabbat uses Avi’s Story as an example of how one dedicated  individual can make a difference, and is dedicated to raising awareness about issues related to Israel on college campuses."

Read the rest here.

Read more here about The Jewish Agency for Israel's Hillel presence in 70 North American college campuses.

12 Mar 2013 / 1 Nisan 5773 0
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Dave Bender is Digital Media Producer - Editor of The Jewish Agency website. Dave has worked for nearly two decades as a multimedia journalist online, in radio and television, in photography and in print