September 2, 2011 – 9/11 Commemorations which we encourage you to attend


9/11 Commemoration which ING is Hosting

Wednesday, September 7
6:30-9:00 PM

Islamic Networks Group (ING) in partnership with the Council on American Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area, Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose, Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council is hosting an interfaith gathering commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The event will both memorialize the victims and honor those who sacrificed their lives trying to save others on that tragic day.  The evening’s program will begin with the documentary Love Hate Love, chronicling three families torn apart by terrorism, with an introduction by the director, and a procession and remarks by religious leaders and government officials honoring public safety personnel and speaking on how community engagement and service to others are a positive transformative force in the face of tragedy and trying times. Throughout the event, South Bay organizations will be present inviting guests to volunteer.
Keynote speakers: Supervisor Dave Cortese, Imam Aladdin El Bakri, Fr. Jon Pedigo, Rabbi Dana Magat, Shifu Jian Hu 
Date: September 7, 2011
Location: Saratoga High School, McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center 
                        2030 Herriman Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM sharp!


9/11 Commemorations in which ING is Speaking
Friday, September 9, 8:15 AM
9/11 Commemoration – My Search for Meaning

The goal of the My Search for Meaning program at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School is to create a weekly opportunity for middle school children to reflect upon what gives meaning and purpose to our lives. On September 9th there will be a brief ceremony honoring the anniversary of 9/11.  Members of the Muslim-American community have been invited to share their personal reflections about the challenges and blessings of being a Muslim-American. Location: Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, 450 San Antonio Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94306
Sunday, September 11, 1:30 PM
ING President Maha Elgenaidi to Deliver Invocation at the San Francisco 10th Anniversary Observance of 9/11  

The San Francisco Interfaith Council is joining forces with Mayor Ed Lee’s office and the San Francisco Opera to convene the 10th anniversary observance of the 2001 terrorist attacks. This observance will be held in conjunction with the San Francisco Opera’s annual Opera in the Park in Sharon Meadows at Golden Gate Park. In place of the traditional assemblage of operatic arias and ensembles, the program will feature Mozart’s Requiem, as well as works by Christopher Theofanidis, Harold Arlen, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and John Williams. Music Director Nicola Luisotti will conduct. The program will begin with a procession of religious and civic officials, greetings from the Mayor of San Francisco and SF Interfaith Council Executive Director Michael Pappas, followed by an invocation by ING President, Maha Elgenaidi.  Admission to the observance is free.  Location: Sharon Meadows at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Sunday, September 11, 5:00 PM
9/11 Commemoration – Pledging to Build a Path towards Peace

The Trinity Church in Menlo Park is hold an 9/11 service that will include a new prayer book that draws from the three traditions of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar with readings and prayers for peace.  Speakers from each faith will share their rituals to honor the dead and those who have lost their lives, providing a means of reconciling ourselves with one another and to the holy one. ING speaker Shahzad Chaudry will be representing Muslims in the service. Location: Trinity Church in Menlo Park, 330 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94301.
Sunday, September 11, 7:00 PM
9/11 Commemoration – Joint Muslim and Christian Prayers for Peace

The Campbell United Methodist Church will be hosting a dinner and  joint Christian and Muslim prayers for peace on September 11th.  The event will provide an important opportunity for the development of better understanding and mutual respect between the two communities. To reserve a space at the event, please contact Ginny Johnson at [email protected]. Location: United Methodist Church, 1675 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008.