International Institute new location for Jewish and Muslim Christmas Day of Service

On Christmas Day, the Islamic Foundation of Greater Saint Louis and the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC) through its Milford and Lee Bohm Social Justice Center will host the sixth annual St. Louis area-wide “Jewish and Muslim Day of Community Service.”

The two faith communities are working together to organize and volunteer in a large scale coordinated effort, bringing together individuals of all faith backgrounds as well as those of no faith. Twenty five agencies– the largest number yet– have been identified as sites that will host needed volunteers. Organizers of the event feel this effort is especially needed this year, given a political campaign season marked by rhetoric hateful to Muslims and other immigrant communities.

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