Esther and Asiya: Bold Women in the Jewish and Muslim Tradition

By Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director. This speech was delivered at Shabbat services at Kol Emeth Conservative synagogue in Palo Alto on Purim 5777, Saturday, March 11th, 2017. Shalom and Salam. I’m deeply honored to have been invited to speak to you this morning on the day that you celebrate Purim,… Read More

Respond to Hate with Love

By Maha Elgenaidi, ING Executive Director, Dana Magat, Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El, and Suzanne St. John-Crane, CEO of American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley. This opinion appeared in the San Jose Mercury News. As faith and non-profit leaders, we are deeply troubled by the increase in hate crimes… Read More

Looking for Answers?

Table of Contents: ING Workshop: Answering Difficult Questions about Islam and Muslims in the Current Political Environment You’re Invited – April 3rd Muslim-Jewish Halaqa-Seder INGYouth Workshop and Adult Interfaith Training with Michigan Affiliate ING’s Interfaith Allies – #HateEndsWithMe Events   Looking… Read More

Can American Muslims Stay Muslim? | Upcoming Events

Upcoming Endowment Supporters Dinner Saturday, Nov. 14, San Ramon Marriott Keynote speaker: Haroon Moghul “Can American Muslims Stay Muslim?” Asking difficult questions to bring about meaningful change Haroon is an academic and public commentator, regular guest on network news on Islam and public… Read More

Holiday Greetings for Eid, Yom Kippur, and the Day of Arafat

  In a wonderful conflation of holy days this year, based upon the lunar calendars used by both Jews and Muslims, tomorrow is both the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur and the Muslim holy day of Arafat. Yom Kippur, which means “Day of Atonement” is the climax of the 10-day… Read More

Ahmed Mohamed and Religious Bigotry in Our Schools

Dear Educators, On Monday morning, a ninth-grade student in Irving, Texas, was arrested and sent to juvenile detention after bringing a homemade clock to school. Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Muslim student at MacArthur High School, is passionate about science and linked together a circuit board, power supply, and digital clock… Read More

Interfaith Collaboration Improves Lives

Book Signing and Interfaith Panel: Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God ING Content Director Ameena Jandali will join Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham and Rabbi Allen Bennet for an interfaith discussion following a reading by author Steven Nightingale from his book, Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand… Read More