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“The Interfaith Living Museum program brings together about 80 fifth graders during the academic year from four schools, two Jewish (Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan and Kinneret Day School) and two Muslim (Al-Ihsan Academy and Islamic Leadership School). Over the course of a semester, the students work together to learn about how artifacts can teach us about heritage and bring in artifacts from their own homes to teach each other. They visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a mosque, a synagogue, and each other’s schools. To help students get to know each other better, we also have a Social Day, in which the students get the opportunity to bowl, eat pizza, and get to know each other in a less formal environment. The program culminates in an exhibition of their artifacts, arranged thematically (“How We Pray,” “Food and Faith,” etc.). We hope that they learn more about their own backgrounds, as well as learn more about each other and find that despite differences, there are many similarities.” #peacefulcoexistence #peacefulmajority

 

Event: 12th Annual Students Artifacts Exhibition.

Date: May 23, 2016

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM.

Venue: Museum of Jewish Heritage.

RSVP: Must. No walk-ins. info@islamicculturalcenter.org

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