This past month, GW Hillel, an organization promoting Jewish life on GW’s campus, hosted an interfaith Shabbat service in coordination with GW Catholics, the GW Muslim Student Association and GW’s Interfaith Council.
With approximately 60 students in attendance, the Shabbat service was a part of a wider push to expand interfaith relations on GW’s campus, according to Hillel Zand, President of the Jewish Student Association (JSA).
“One of my goals this year as president of the Jewish Student Association (which is the student board of GW Hillel) was to strengthen ties between the Jewish community and other faith groups,” Zand said.
According to Zand, both GW Catholics and the Muslim Student Association (MSA) were enthusiastic and helpful in planning and participating in the Shabbat. This event comes as one of two interfaith affairs in November, as the GW Interfaith Council hosted the sixteenth annual Interfaith Dinner under the theme of “Social Justice: Dialogue to Action” at the Marvin Center.