GWINNETT INTERFAITH ALLIANCE

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to promote understanding and respect among the different faiths of Gwinnett County by interaction, communication and education.  We will strive to create and enrich the community by working together to promote inclusion and acceptance.  
We will focus on our commonalities while embracing our differences.

You are welcome to join us and help keep our community one that celebrates and gains strength from its diversity."


The most reliable site for information about the Coronavirus can be found at the CDC website.  Follow the below links to be informed and prepared.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Georgia Department of Public Health


***Following the directives of the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the CDC, all meetings on the St. John Neumann campus are to be cancelled. We can reschedule at a future date once we get the green light from the Archdiocese to resume normal activities. With that in mind the Interfaith Alliance Meeting has been cancelled.***


Virtual Model Seder

Everyone is cordially invited to attend our virtual Model Seder this Sunday, 3/22, from 9:30 to 10:15am. 
Model Seder Registration and Haggadah:

You will need to register for the Model Seder in advance:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vp0pcuygrjMqYM_qSRbp8GlGk5Dhs5TVng 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   

Before the Model Seder, download and print a copy of the 30-Minute Seder Haggadah. There are two options, a side-by-side version and a larger type version. Both haggadah files require a password. 

To access the files, use password w33e42. 
Side by Side (17 pages):
 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uEukyra4yquWWJSEHhOW-zCCkzKVHjty

Larger-type (33 pages): 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H8vV6Rz0ap1FhiAxWDavLxCZVa2OTh4m
Cover for Larger-type Haggadah (1 page): 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SLFf9drDTTzTe_mRARf7waqZPMAWc-5O 
 

If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Stein at joannelstein@gmail.com or 678-770-4400. We hope that you will be able to join us!

Rabbi Charyn


Next Meeting - To be determined

 For more information email Steve Darnowsky at  gwinnettinterfaithalliance@gmail.com.


 


Temple Beth David 1885 McGee Road Snellville

We will be guided by Rabbi Charyn as we learn about and taste the items on a Passover Seder Plate. As a special treat you will be able to experience the restorative magic of matzo ball soup. 

All items will be vegan to accommodate the widest range of diets.   

There is no charge; donations are welcome. 

You can learn more and reserve your seat  at Interfaith Passover Tasting Seder .  

Due to space limitations seating is limited to 30. Registration is required to attend.



LETTER TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ABOUT ADOPTING INCLUSIVE PUBLIC PRAYER FOR MEETING INVOCATIONS

RECOMMENDED INVOCATION GUIDLINES


An event to unite women of diverse faiths and backgrounds on the theme of "Women as Advocates of Peace"

About this Event:

This is the first Interfaith Peace Symposium hosted by the women of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) (GA Chapter) organized under the banner of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Auxiliary (AMWA) (GA Chapter).

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Emory Students: 


Have you been to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Center in downtown Atlanta?  Or do you want to go back?  The museum is full of Great stories!

OLLI is going on Friday, February 21, 2020.  We have a discounted ticket and a bus, so you do not have to deal with driving, parking or parking fees! 

In addition, Jill Savitt the CEO is coming to talk to us on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:pm for one of our OLLI Special Lectures.  What a preamble!   Savitt is a human rights advocate with special expertise in genocide prevention. Currently, Savitt is the President and CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. The Center’s exhibitions tell the story of the U.S. civil rights history and the global human rights movement, and is the only place in the world where visitors can see the papers and artifacts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From 2010 to 2014, Savitt curated the exhibit on global human rights at the Center. Previously, Savitt was the Acting Director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. 

This is a great opportunity for everyone.  We need at least 30 OLLI students committed to going for this to be possible and to cover the cost of the bus.  We currently have 11 signed up to go.  Please help OLLI and help support the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Center by joining in with your OLLI students for an outing and learning experience outside of the classroom. 

For more details and to sign-up click the link below.

https://register.ece.emory.edu/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=6739&SectionID=26921 

Thanks, from your OLLI Events Committee!


The 2020 Global Fluency Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Join us for this highly-anticipated event to explore a range of topics, while creating a culture of inclusion and belonging. The content will provide everyone from millenials to seasoned professionals with the necessary tools to create, manage and thrive in an inclusive professional environment. Seats are expected to sell out quickly for this event. As ticket purchases are not available at the door on the event date, advanced registration is required.


Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be Jewish to be curious. But you do have to register so we can save you a seat! Enjoy three weekly classes on the modern Jewish take on spirituality, values, and community. Our classes are dynamic and interactive; Rabbi Jesse is accessible, fun, and can answer any and all of your questions. Learn more about A Taste of Judaism®.

(Looking for an 18 week in-depth class to explore Judaism? Learn more about our Introduction to Judaism program.)

Register Now 
A Taste of Judaism® 
Temple Beth David 
Snellville, GA 30078
February 6, 13, 20, 2020
Thursdays, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Instructors: Rabbi Jesse Charyn
Contact person: Rabbi Jesse Charyn, rabbijesse@templebethdavid.info


Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

EJI building in Montgomery, Alabama

The Good News Club: Endangering Children

The Anti Defamation League Program "No Place for Hate" school program.
It contains a list of all schools that qualified for the 2018/2019 school year in the southeast including those in Gwinnett. 

Gwinnett Board of Commissioners Invocation Letter

Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance Flyer

Recommendations & Guidelines for Inclusive Public Prayers

The Good News Club: Endangering Children

Do you think children should be told they are evil and deserve to die? This is what the Good News Club teaches -- in Public Elementary Schools, no less.

 

 


 


As Hate Incidents Rise, States Require Teaching the Holocaust


 Anti-Defamation League

 

 

 

The New Anti-Catholicism

 

This Jewish Teen is Working to Combat Anti-Semitism — One Student at a Time

 

 

 

Peace V1 - Religion, Conflict and Peace

 

The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie