• Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali with Vice President of Indonesia, Hon. Jusuf Kalla, during Sons of Abraham book tour

  • Jewish leaders observe Muslim prayer during FFEU's 2013 Mission of Muslim and Jewish leaders from the Southern Hemisphere to Washington D.C.

  • Samia Hathroubi, FFEU European Programs Coordinator, leads GEMJL in its most recent press conference fighting rising Islamophobia and antisemitism in Europe. Click here to read more about the press conference and Samia's work.

  • European Mission of Imams and Rabbis, organized by FFEU, visits the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. in 2009.

  • Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) congratulates FFEU on 25 years of leadership in Black-Jewish relations at the Congressional reception celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 25th Anniversary of the FFEU. Watch the video clip here!

  • We are All Sons of Abraham- American Imams and Rabbis stand together to combat bigotry

  • Breaking Bread and Building Bridges: Amb. Ebrahim Rasool, of South Africa, welcomes international Muslim and Jewish Leaders to a brunch discussion on Abrahmic unity

  • FFEU's European affiliate (GEMJL) petitions the Council of Europe to rescind its ban circumcision

  • The European Mission of Imams and Rabbis to the United States, led by FFEU President Rabbi Marc Schneier,FFEU Chairman Russell Simmons, and Fiqh Council Chairman Dr. Muzzamil Siddiqi meets with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

FFEU's 8th Annual Global Season of Twinning

Join Thousands around the Globe during the 2015 Season of Twinning "We Refuse To Be Enemies":

In the face of escalating sectarian violence and increasing expressions of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry across North America, Europe and around the world, thousands of Muslims and Jews will be coming together in scores of cities around the globe to declare: We Refuse to Be Enemies.
We Refuse to be Enemies is the theme of the 8th Annual Season of Twinning, which every November and December brings together Muslims and Jews - and people of other faiths as well - to hold joint events focused on educating communities about one other, working together on behalf of people in need and standing together against bigotry.


Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali's book
Sons of Abraham
in paper back!

Racism and bigotry can infect the fabric of a community but what factors contribute to the rise of these judgments of character in the first place? At a time when incidents of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in particular are on the rise, the newly published paperback version of the book, Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation about the Issues That Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims, explores the erroneous ideas that extremists in each religion use to justify harmful behavior.  It tackles one of the biggest and most urgent challenges communities all over the world currently face – namely fighting against existing misperceptions and misconceptions about the other.  
The two authors are leading religious figures from Judaism and Islam. Together they expose the dark roots of the anti-Semitism and Islamophobia that many young Muslims and Jews are still being taught today by their teachers and communities.

The Huffington Post

On Public Transport: Support Free Speech, Not Hate Speech

Rabbi Marc Schneier


I am a strong supporter of the right to free speech guaranteed in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a principle which is at the very heart of the liberties we enjoy in America. Nevertheless, I applaud the April 28 decision by the Board of the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to ban all political advertising on its buses and subways, rather than accede to a U.S. District judge's irresponsible ruling that the MTA must allow an inflammatory ad that defames Muslims and appears to incite violence against Jews. Hopefully, the decision by the MTA to take a necessary action that sadly limits political speech will trigger a reappraisal through which the American legal system begins to make a clearer distinction between free speech and hate speech.


Read FFEU's 2014 Highlights Brochure

Muslim-Jewish Relations


The FFEU has become the international address for Muslim-Jewish relations. Our Muslim-Jewish Programming takes place in over 30 countries and on all six populated continents through our signature program "The Weekend of Twinning."


Building off of The Weekend of Twinning, FFEU has initiated Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committees across North America. These locally run and organized committees will stand up for the other, learn about the other, and host cultural and social events.

Standing Up for the Other

FFEU is the international address for Muslim Jewish Relations and the national address for Black-Jewish relations. We are committed to the belief that direct dialogue between ethnic communities is the most effective path towards reconciliation.


Black-Jewish Relations


The FFEU was founded in 1989 for the purpose of restoring the historic alliance between African and Jewish Americans which reached its strongest point during the American Civil Rights Movement.


Latino Jewish Relations


The FFEU is working to understand, and improve relations between Latinos and Jews.


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