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West Hartford Rabbi to Join Interfaith Panel Discussion at Infinity Hall on ‘The Meaning of Jerusalem’

A panel of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders will discuss the significance of Jerusalem at a free program at Infinity Hall in Hartford on Feb. 21. From left: moderator Heidi Hadsell, Ph.D., president of Hartford Seminary, and panelists Saud Anwar, M.D., co-chair of the American Muslim Peace Initiative and mayor of the Town of South Windsor; Rabbi Tuvia Brander of Young Israel of West Hartford; and Reverend Stephen W. Camp, senior pastor of Faith Congregational Church in Hartford. Submitted image

An interfaith panel will discuss ‘The Meaning of Jerusalem’ at a program on Feb. 21, exploring three perspectives on a contested city.

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Three world religions – and millennia of conflict and coexistence – converge in the ancient city of Jerusalem.

On Feb. 21, leaders from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities will come together in Hartford for a moderated panel discussion about the cultural, spiritual, and modern political significance of this ancient crossroads.

Presented by the World Affairs Council of Connecticut and the Jewish Community Relations Council, part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, “The Meaning of Jerusalem” will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, 32 Front St., Hartford.

Heidi Hadsell, Ph.D., president of Hartford Seminary, will moderate the discussion with panelists Saud Anwar, M.D., co-chair of the American Muslim Peace Initiative and mayor of the Town of South Windsor; Rabbi Tuvia Brander, rabbi of Young Israel of West Hartford; and Reverend Stephen W. Camp, senior pastor of Faith Congregational Church in Hartford.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. To register, visit bit.ly/MeaningofJerusalem.

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut (CTWAC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes greater awareness and dialogue on important global issues. With an emphasis on community engagement and collaboration, the Council creates experiences that explore critical global issues and promote a greater understanding of the world.

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).

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