(SACRAMENTO, CA, 3/11/05) – A delegation from the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) met recently with leaders of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Sacramento to discuss ways to foster mutual cooperation between the two communities. Meeting participants exchanged information about the Muslim and Jewish communities in the Sacramento area and discussed the need for interfaith educational programs and for joint efforts of the two communities on the issue of civil rights.
“We were pleased to meet with members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and to begin to forge a relationship,” said Marcia Levy Rosenstein, co-chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council, a service of the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region.”We look forward to working together on key issues, including the battle against hate crimes and for greater understanding between people of diverse backgrounds.”
“We thank JCRC for the invitation and look forward to joint efforts to fight hate crimes, defend civil rights and promote interfaith harmony,” said CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra.
CONTACT:CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra, 916-441-6269