Early in May, Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester will be receiving the “Irving J. Fain Award” for Outstanding Synagogue Social Action Programming. It is one of the highest honors available to congregations within the Reform Jewish Movement. Temple Beth El receives this award for its “Multi-Generational Jewish-Muslim Dialogue” initiative. Partnering with the local Muslim Society , the Synagogue held interfaith dialogue programs to discuss differences and similarities between the two faiths. “Social justice is an essential component to our movement,” said Dr. Cheryl Gutmann, chair of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism. For more info, go to www.rac.org.
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