About Us

The Jewish and Muslim communities share many important values that originate from common religious teachings. As students, we want to illustrate the importance of working together through shared values to make a difference in our local community, despite our religious and political differences.

Last semester, Muslim and Jewish students took part in a joint initiative to volunteer at the Dundas United Church’s Out of the Cold program – distributing food to London’s homeless and underprivileged. Through the initiative, students have also been able to build meaningful relationships with other student volunteers.

Both Judaism and Islam value Tzedakah or Sadaqah, which literally means “charity”, and also encompasses all acts of compassion and generosity. By sharing in this act through the Out of the Cold program, we help to build a more positive atmosphere not only on campus but also in the greater community. We envision that our Tzedakah/Sadaqah project will not only be limited to the Out of the Cold program, but will also act as a foundation for more programs in the future!

Vision Statement:
1. Give back to the community
2. Focus on mutual values within our faiths
3. Gain an understanding of one another’s faith
4. Build bridges between our communities
5. Encourage a tolerant and respectful atmosphere on campus
6. Acknowledge that differences exist in political views
7. Have fun!

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