This initiative was started after Rabbi Tanya and Sajid Mohammed from Himmah got to know each other whilst working together on Nottingham Citizens projects.
They decided that it would be great to bring the 2 communities together, to show how much we have in common in terms of social justice principles and to do something active rather than just talking, which many interfaith groups focus on. This way we would both build relationships between the 2 groups, counteract growing antisemitism and Islamaphobia and also do something useful within our city, for the vulnerable and those in need.
Karen Worth is our lead for Social Action at NLS, and she is excited and proud to be involved in this unique initiative which we hope will be a great success. We have had an amazing response form members of our Synagogue with 30-40 people, including children, offering to volunteer at the kitchen over the next few months.
Watch the East Midlands Today coverage below:
SALAM-SHALOM: the name of a new joint Muslim-Jewish project to provide a hot meal and a chat once a week for vulnerable people in need. At the guest launch in Nottingham tonight, a rabbi and a Muslim explain why they're running it together.Posted by BBC East Midlands Today on Wednesday, May 20, 2015