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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Happy Ramadan

Happy Ramadan, my friends.

I am fasting today. This the first time I have fasted as part of Ramadan. When I am feeling hungry, thirsty, or have caffeine withdrawals, I will remember the people of Gaza.


There are a couple of opportunities to break the fast and enjoy inter-faith conversation.  The Bilal Community will have an Iftar on Thursday, May 24th. 
  1. On behalf of Bilal Community, we would like to invite you all for an IFTAR with us on May 24th. 

Date: May 24th (thursday)
Program: 8:15pm - 9:30pm (IFTAR around 8:45pm)
Place: Christ Methodist Church;  12755 NW DOGWOOD STREET, PORTLAND, OR 97229
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    2.  And the Ramadan Tent Project Portland is having an Open Iftar for the community on May 27th and 28th at Congregation Neveh Shalom.  Here is the announcement on their Facebook page:

Ramadan Tent Project (RTP) is a London based organization with a goal of social change. Its mission is to provide Iftar - the dinner to break ones fast - to Muslims as well as anyone else who would like to join our event during the Holy Month of Ramadan. We are the first branch of RTP to host the Open Iftar in the United States. Last year, over three consecutive days, we had the pleasure of breaking our fast with a total of 1,000 people in our community, at the Muslim Educational Trust. The year before that, we had the honor of breaking fast in the backyard of a local church. Everyone who attended came from different faiths and walks of life. 

We would like to invite you all to come join us in breaking our fast this Ramadan. We will be hosting RTP Open Iftar at Congregation Neveh Shalom on Memorial Day weekend.