Friday, November 5, 2021




8th Annual Conference, From Stranger to Sister


Our conference weekend kicks off in less than two weeks! 
Read on for all the details and register today!

Schedule of Events
Saturday, November 13: 7:00-8:15 p.m. EST: LIVE Screening of Stranger/Sister and Panel Discussion
Sunday, November 14: 12-4 p.m. EST Conference!



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LIVE Screening of Stranger/Sister and Discussion Panel
Saturday, November 13, 2021 
7:00-8:15 p.m. EST

Join fellow Sisterhood members from across our network for a special, LIVE screening of Stranger/SisterFollowing the screening, listen to Filmmaker and Impact Producer, Kirsten Kelly, Sisterhood co-leader, Lis Rakanovic, Pluralism Project Research Director, Ellie Pierce, and others as they reflect on the film's themes and on why this powerful documentary has moved audiences nationwide. Haven't yet seen the documentary? Wish to share it with family and friends? Now's your chance!

Once you purchase your ticket, a Zoom link for the live screening and panel discussion will be sent closer to the event date.

For this who aren't able to join us for the group viewing and discussion on Saturday night, Stranger/Sister will be available to the Sisterhood community and conference attendees for individual viewing via the Show & Tell Platform from November 7-November 21

Individual tickets to view via streaming are $12. This is an opportunity for Sisters to TAKE ACTION and share the film with family and friends during this two week LIMITED RELEASE! If you're not able to join us for the live screening, purchase a ticket for the individual streaming option here.

50% of ticket proceeds will support the Sisterhood! We hope to see you there!




Already purchased your ticket? The conference event link will be sent via email on Wednesday, November 10th!


The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom presents: 8th Annual Conference From Stranger to Sister Sunday, November 14 12-4 p.m. ET Keynote Speakers Dr. Amineh Hoti and Rabbi Sarah Bassin, two photos of women in circle frames, both with dark hair, one holding a microphone, one wearing a white shirt and black blazer


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Amineh Hoti and Rabbi Sarah Bassin will come together in conversation on some of the most pressing issues facing the Muslim and Jewish communities today- responding to antisemitism and Islamophobia, representation of our faiths and traditions in broader society, and the need for communal introspection and alliance building. Facilitated by Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, these two scholars will offer a thought-provoking address designed to answer the question, what measurable action can we take to ensure a more secure future for us all?


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Breakout Room Discussions

Join a renowned expert and fellow Sisterhood members in a small group discussion of your own choosing. Ask follow up questions and meet our keynote speakers or else delve into one of a variety of topics selected with YOU in mind! Not sure which session to attend? Not to worry- you can choose which discussion room to visit in real time during the conference! Breakout room sessions include:

Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, "Antisemitism & Islamophobia: Historical Roots and a Present-Day Perspective"

Abed Awad, "Religious Family Law: Jewish Law and Islamic Law in American Courts"

Sina Baha and Miry Whitehill, "Meeting the Needs of the Afghan Refugee Community: Current Challenges and How You Can Help"

Rabbi Sarah Bassin, "Meet the Keynote Speaker"

Dr. Amineh Hoti, "Meet the Keynote Speaker"

Rachel Kline, "Storytelling for Interfaith Cooperation"
*For teens and college-age attendees only*

Lena Lenberg, "The Plight of the Uyghur Muslims" and Ajit Sahi, "The Challenges Facing India's Muslim Community"


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Sisterhood Member Networking

By far our most requested part of the conference, we have reserved the final 40 minutes of the afternoon exclusively for you to meet other women from across the Sisterhood. We will match you into small groups in breakout rooms so you have the opportunity to socialize with others from across our network. You may meet a new friend from across town or from across the country! Stick around for this special event!


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