A Webinar Series for the Jewish Community Relations Field

JCPA’s 4-part webinar series to help guide the Jewish community relations field on how to work with the American Muslim community and build grassroots Muslim-Jewish relationships. The webinars feature experts who teach the basics of Islam, provide guidance on how to find local dialogue partners, and give you the tools needed to create successful Muslim-Jewish programming designed to facilitate working together on areas of common concern.

April 10 at 4:00 P.M. Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom


Sheryl Olitzky is cofounder of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, emerging out of a local women’s group—which she also cofounded—designed to foster abiding relationships that are built on mutual trust, respect and friendship between local Muslim and Jewish women. The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is the first national grassroots organization of Muslim and Jewish women committed to living in harmony, developing meaningful relationships who work together to limit acts of anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish sentiment. Sheryl combined her strong leadership, relationship building and organizational skills with her passion to rid the world of hate in starting this organization. Sheryl has extensive training and vast experience in identifying unmet needs in the marketplace and in facilitating/moderating group discussion. Sheryl can be found teaching high school and university students around the world about interfaith relationship building, presenting to women about the power of interfaith dialogue and engagement, visiting the chapters of the Sisterhood located around the country, or leading building bridges trips to locations of significant interest to Muslims and Jews. She is a contributor to Huffington Post, Interfaith Observer, and The Forward.


MARCH 13 at 4:00 P.M. Best Practices for Grassroots Muslim-Jewish Conversations


JANUARY 16 at 4:00 P.M. The Basics of Islam


FEBRUARY 13 at 4:00 P.M. Organizational Structures of the American Muslim Community