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From Aleph-Bet to Alif-Baa: Muslim-Jewish Calligraphy Night

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Repair the World NYC

808 Nostrand Avenue

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Join the NYC Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee for an interactive workshop led by experiential educator and artist Ruben Shimonov with additional facilitation by community member Sherif Bukhari. We will explore the significance of Arabic in Islam and Hebrew in Judaism, as well as the close relationship between both Semitic languages. It'll be a time to share our personal connections with the holy languages of our respective faiths and to engage with these two languages through a hands-on calligraphy workshop! No background in Arabic or Hebrew calligraphy necessary. Refreshments will be served.


Sunday, January 21, 3:00-5:30pm

Repair the World NYC

808 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn


Ruben Shimonov was born in Uzbekistan, he belongs to the native Persian-speaking Jewish population of Central Asia. This community—the Bukharian Jews—have lived alongside their Muslim neighbors for 1300 years, engaging in cultural and intellectual commerce. Given his background, Ruben has had a deep interest in Muslim-Jewish relations for many years. He has brought this passion to his academic, professional and community leadership work. His interest in Muslim-Jewish dialogue has also informed his artistic work, inspiring him to create multilingual calligraphy that juxtaposes and weaves together Hebrew, Arabic, and Persian. He currently studies at New York University, pursuing a Master of Public Administration in Public & Nonprofit Management and a Master of Arts in Judaic Studies.


For any questions please email info@muslimjewishsolidarity.org

Thank you to Repair the World NYC for generously hosting us for the event.

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