Jewish and Muslim Dinner to Promote Dialogue and Peace

January 3, 2003

Source: Free Press

On January 3, 2003 the Free Press reported that "for the first Sabbath of 2003, a Jewish congregation hopes to start a new tradition to promote peace... Tonight, Congregation Chaye Olam will invite members of the Arab community for a Middle Eastern meal at the Sheik restaurant in Orchard Lake... The dinner, said Cantor Stephen Dubov, will be a chance for people of opposing viewpoints to agree on at least one thing... 'We all desire peace,' he said... Dubov expects about 100 people to attend the event, named Shabbat Salaam... Shabbat is Hebrew for Sabbath and salaam means peace in Arabic."