IFCJ, Chabad provide food aid to needy Moroccan Muslim families for Ramadan

 

(JNS.org) In a sign of interfaith cooperation between the three Abrahamic faiths, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), partnering with local Chabad chapter, Jeunesse Chabad Maroc, and the Mimouna Association, a Muslim student group, has begun a special Ramadan initiative to deliver food aid to needy Moroccan families.

Food aid being delivered to needy Moroccan families. Credit: Kobi Yifrach. 

The program, officially launched Sunday with an interfaith dinner at the Slat al Azama Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter in Marrakech, will provide food packages to some 1,500 local Moroccan Muslim families as they celebrate the feast of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Ramadan holy month.

“Now more than ever, it is so important that the great faiths of our forefather Abraham come together to try to make the world a better place,” said Yael Eckstein, senior vice president of The Fellowship.

“Since World War II, Morocco has set an example in this part of the world for its treatment of Jewish citizens. And today, it is our honor to stand with the people of Morocco, and show that we can overcome divisions and intolerance everywhere by building bridges of empathy and understanding and truly making a difference.”

Each food package provided by The Fellowship, Chabad and Mimouna will contain traditional Ramadan foods, including dates, tea, lentils, chickpeas and other staples.

Posted on June 19, 2017 .