“My task is not to debate whether I’m a Jew or not, but to figure out what kind of Jew I am. For me, finding a secular Jewish community with progressive politics fits my version of that identity.”
Jewish Muslim Relations Committee
Through political action, relationship building and community education, the BWC Jewish Muslim Relations Committee works to foster positive ties between Jews and Muslims in Greater Boston and joins with the Muslim community in opposing Islamophobia in all its manifestations.
Towards this end, the Jewish Muslim Relations Committee works to:
- Educate ourselves at the BWC and the broader Jewish community about occurrences and effects of Islamophobia on the Greater Boston Muslim community.
- Examine, individually and as the BWC community, how our conscious and unconscious biases affect our engagement with Muslims and the Greater Boston Muslim community.
- Build relationships between BWC and individuals and institutions within the Greater Boston Muslim community.
- Find opportunities for BWC members of all ages to cooperate and collaborate in political actions and educational events with the Muslim community.
- Support BWC membership to take action against anti-Muslim bigotry.
Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month. If you're interested in attending a meeting, contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org for the time and place and to get up to speed about what the committee is working on.