Jewish and Muslim communities plan to come together for food, fun, and fellowship

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The Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers and the Islamic Association of the Finger Lakes (IAFL) are teaming up to host a potluck lunch.

“One of the things that’s been bothering me personally, and as an organization, is that we have these two organizations in this area, the Jewish community and the Islamic community, we have so much in common, and yet we essentially don’t interact with each other,” said Marcus Kantz, President of the Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers. “It just doesn’t seem right.”

About a month ago, Kantz reached out to the imam of the IAFL’s mosque and said, “isn’t there some way we can get together as people, and he said ‘that’s a wonderful idea.'”

The event will be held on Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at the IAFL, which is located on Hickory Grove Rd. in Horseheads.

All members of the Jewish or Muslim communities are invited to attend, and bring a vegetarian main dish, salad or dessert.

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