Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom 6th Annual Gathering

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Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom 6th Annual Gathering

By Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, November 3, 2019 · 9am - 4:30pm EST


Delaware Valley University 700 East Butler Avenue Doylestown, PA 18901

Refund Policy

No Refunds


Gather to connect with sisters across the US and Canada.

Gain new skills, new friends and more hope.

On November 3rd, participate in the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Rise and Respond Gathering at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. And, by popular request, we will have an optional full weekend of programming! Our love will rise up over hate!

The gathering will host a variety of talks, performances, labs and experiences designed to foster relationships and inspire action.

During this transformative day, you will:

  • Connect & engage with other Muslim and Jewish sisters from all around North America,
  • Participate in small breakout sessions to get to know one another,
  • Participate in your choice of one visioning lab focused on responding to hate facilitated by leaders in interfaith dialogue end engagement (each workshop will be a two-hour hands-on group encounter)
  • Learn from Muslim and Jewish leaders who are the voice of peace and interfaith engagement
  • Develop skills in order to become a stronger advocate of building relationships between Muslims and Jews, and
  • Learn what you can do to peacefully respond to anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish acts of hate and mobilize your community if faced with hate.

Be inspired by presenters and performers:

Representative Alma Hernandez: Social advocate for immigration, the youngest woman elected to the Arizona state house and the first Jewish Latina lawmaker ever elected

Hannah Hasan: writer, spoken-word artist, speaker, performer, and storyteller

Panellists Farah Pandith and Hannah Rosenthal, Obama Administration Appointed representatives to combat Anti-Muslim and Anti- Jewish actions

Pittsburgh teenagers, Aniya Akhtar and Simone Rothstein

Develop new skills participating in Visioning Labs

Learn with the best in class, including Rachel Baldi, Renee Brachfeld, Nazli Chaudhry, Barbara Field, Usra Ghazi, Hannah Hassan, Abby Stamleman Hocky, Judy Kaye, Sahar Khamis, Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Sara Mayo, Rebekka Mays, Janet Penn, Amanda Quraishi, Matthew D. Taylor, Asma Uddin and others.

Childcare Available

This year we will be offering babysitting on Sunday for children between the ages of 3 1/2 and 12 (6th grade). Children must be fully potty trained. Babysitting services will be provided by the YMCA of Bucks County. Please contact

Cost: $30 per child

Provided by: YMCA of Bucks County

Ages: 3 1/2 to 12 (6th grade)

Must be potty trained***

Drop off: between 8:30 and 8:45 am

Pick up: By 4:45pm

Snacks: To be provided by parents

Lunch: Provided by parent or your child can be signed out for lunch- there is a cafeteria nearby



We have reserved two local hotels that have reserved rooms with special Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom pricing. Reserve today as they will fill up fast!

Hampton Inn Doylestown:

Booking Link:

Hampton Inn & Suites Warrington:

Booking Link:


See information from Delaware Valley University on directions, maps and parking.


Delaware Valley University is easily accessible. Transportation will be provided for guests of the hotel to the University and back on Saturday evening, November 3 and Sunday, November 4.

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike:

  • Follow I-276 Pennsylvania Turnpike and take Exit 343 for PA-611 North.
  • Follow 611 North (approximately 11 miles)
  • Take State Street/US-202 BUS exit in Doylestown Township
  • Take State Street and turn LEFT at the third light (Campus Main Entrance)

From Philadelphia International Airport:

  • Exit Airport onto I-95 South
  • Take Exit 7 for 476 North
  • Follow 476 North
  • Take Exit for I-276 East towards New Jersey (Pennsylvania Turnpike exit)
  • Follow as above

Airport Information

There are three regional airports:

Public Transit & Trains

See routes and plan your trip on the SEPTA website. You'll want to see the Lansdale/Doylestown train schedule: Please note these schedules change every few months and weekend service is limited, so check back before the conference. The rail stop is called Delaware Valley University.


Please contact for more information.

The El Hibri Foundation, The Muslim Jewish Advisory Council, Islamic Relief USA, Islamic Society of Central Jersey and the Milstein Center For Interreligious Dialogue are some of the proud sponsors of the 2018 Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Conference.

Refund Policy

Please note that we are not able to offer refunds once you have purchased your ticket.

Please contact us with questions at

Last year we sold out quickly. Hurry and register to be guaranteed a seat. See you in November!

By Popular Request: OPTIONAL WEEKEND OF COMMUNITY BUILDING PROGRAMS-click on tickets to register for each of these programs

Weekend Program Details

FRIDAY Community Service-November 1st, 2019

Join a day of community service. We will bond with one another while engaging in projects to support two initiatives: a Doylestown based nonprofit that provides services to victims of domestic abuse and their children and a nonprofit to assist asylum seekers/immigrants held in detention centers.

Friday & Saturday Services

This year, for those in town on Friday, we will join together for Jummah prayer during our Community Service program. We will all participate in Shabbat evening services and Shabbat dinner. On Saturday morning, we will offer Shabbat services. We'll share more details as the date approaches.

Saturday Afternoon Creative Experience-November 2nd, 2019

Gather together to express our desires and dreams through music, poetry and storytelling.

Saturday Evening Social

Celebrate the gathering at the kick-off with the Interfaith Music Project of Philadelphia. Join together through the power of song, prayer and fellowship as we make music a powerful force for healing, understanding and bridge building! Then, join us for a reception to meet new friends and catch up with old friends!

Sunday Gathering Full Day- November 3rd, 2019

Find Workshop details here:

About the organizer

We provide the resources and structure to bring together Muslim and Jewish women and teenage girls to build bridges and fight hate, negative stereotyping and prejudice. We now have 170 chapters of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom in the US and Canada, convene an annual gathering and travel together on an annual building bridges trip. Please visit our website to learn more.

We are changing the world, one Muslim and one Jewish woman and teenage girl at a time!