Fostering dialogue between Jews and Muslims
For 10 years, Amitié judéo-musulmane de France has been traveling around France to foster dialogue and dispel racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim stereotypes. The organization recruits and trains young people, who are tasked with the mission of convincing their counterparts in "sensitive" areas that Jews and Muslims have more in common than they think.
In partnership with grassroots organizations and the government, Rabbi Serfaty, Imam Azizi and their team organize sporting events, concerts and panel discussions near community centers or houses of worship to bring people together and show that cohabitation is possible.
Our goal is to foster dialogue between Jews and Muslims so that they can get to know each other, their respective lifestyles and their anxieties better, fight the prejudice and stereotypes that are doing so much damage to members of both religions and instill them with the values of citizenship and respect for others.
The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah has supported Amitié judéo-musulmane de France for several years. It recently awarded the group a grant to develop training seminars for its community workers.