Friday was a busy day of interfaith learning. After breakfast, our Muslim faith advisor educated us on the approaching month of Ramadan, and then we created cardsto go with our Eid (holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan) gifts for Muslim children in need. We were invited to the Islamic Center of Boston for the Jumu’ah (Friday) prayer, with a tour and question and answer session. We stopped back at our residence for a little while for some basketball and games outside, and then headed to Temple Beth Shalom for Shabbat services. The kids were very interested and inquisitive, drawing connections between Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith practices and offering poignant observations.
Both the Islamic Center and the Temple were incredibly welcoming, and we thank them for giving us the opportunity to visit and learn!