In the Hands of Our Children: Collaborative Social Service for Jewish and Muslim Teens

By Susan Friedman

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 2007

The author discusses the importance of the Martin Luther King Day of service to the Robert Saligman Middle School of the Perelman Jewish Day School and the Al Aqsa Muslim School in Philadelphia. She elaborates on the importance of community service in the opening of the Middle School in 2001 and how vital it was for children to celebrate the differences and commonalities that define who they are. She explains how partnership began with the Al Aqsa Muslim School in 2001 and how productive it has been. She concludes by mentioning that both schools were awarded a Harris Wofford Active Citizenship Award in 2007 for their accomplishments in community service.

Topic: Collaboration, Islam, Education, Volunteerism, Jewish-Muslim Relations, Discourse and Dialogue, Religion

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Potok, Rena

Volume/Issue: vol.72/no.1

Page Number(s): 35 - 36

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Identifier: 0034-1495

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Friedman, Susan. In the Hands of Our Children: Collaborative Social Service for Jewish and Muslim Teens. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 2007: 35 - 36.


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