The Jacksonville Jewish Center is excited to welcome back friends of the Atlantic Institute of Jacksonville for a festive Shabbat dinner and study program that coincides with the month of Ramadan, a period of elevated sanctity on the Islamic calendar.
To that end, the Jacksonville Jewish Center will host friends of the Atlantic Institute and simultaneously serve iftar, the traditional meal eaten by Muslims to end their daily fast during Ramadan.
The program, which will be held on Friday evening, June 8th, will begin at 6:00 PM with a brief introduction for Muslim participants about the meaning of Shabbat, and for Jewish participants about the significance of Ramadan. After a study session and dialogue, we will welcome Shabbat with Minhah and a Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by Ma'ariv. When the daily Ramadan fast ends, Maghrib is recited and we will then join together for iftar/Shabbat dinner. The study session will include facilitated learning by the synagogue’s clergy as well as members of the Atlantic Institute who are fellows of the Muslim Leadership Initiative sponsored by the Shalom Hartman Institute in Israel.
The evening's program is as follows:
6:00pm - Introduction and Learning Session
7:00 pm - Minhah (Jewish afternoon prayer) with Musical Kabbalat Shabbat (service for welcoming the Jewish Sabbath) followed by Ma'ariv (Jewish evening prayer)
8:27 pm - Daily Ramadan fast ends and Maghrib (Muslim evening prayer)
8:45-9:00 pm - Iftar/Shabbat Dinner (RSVP Required)