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Faith Trio Museum Visit 
Tuesday May 3, 2016  –  11 am
The Faith Trio is an alliance of three local congregations – Kehilla Community Synagogue, Montclair Presbyterian Church, and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California  – representing the three “Abrahamic Faiths” of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. By coming together to engage in activities together and getting to know each other, we demonstrate our hopes that peace, coexistence and mutual understanding among people of different faiths is possible and that we are able to not only accept but appreciate our differences. In March the Faith Trio sponsored a visit to an exhibition of artwork based on Arabic calligraphy.
On Tuesday, May 3rd, we are inviting everyone to join in a visit to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco located at 736 Mission Street. Admission to the museum will be free on this day. We will view an exhibition of photography Roman Vishniac Rediscovered. Vishniac’s photographs are notable for uniquely documenting Jewish life and conditions in Eastern Europe between World War I and World War ll. There will be a free tour of the exhibit starting at 11:30 am. We will also have an opportunity to view an exhibit on rock and roll promoter Bill Graham. Please meet at 11 am at the museum entrance. The museum is an easy walk from the Montgomery bart station. Please contact Lea Delson at  or (510) 528-6725 if you would to join us on May 3rd or have any questions. For more information see


The Faith Trio invites you to join a group visit to this exhibit. We will view a calligraphy demonstration by Arash Shirinbab, and will meet and hear from some of the artists, including Arash Shirinbab, Rubina Kazi, and Susan Duhan Felix. We’ll learn about their creative process and the history and significance of Arabic calligraphy. To RSVP or if you have questions please contact Lea Delson at or (510) 528-6725. 






















The documentary movie:



will be shown on

Saturday, January 30, @ 7 pm

at Kehilla Community Synagogue.

This documentary is about the work of the Israeli human rights organization, B’Tzelem, in enabling Palestinian women to use video to document interactions in the West Bank with the Israeli authorities. These videos have played an important role in showing abuses of power in the territories by the occupation.

The film, which was shown at the Jewish Film Festival, is by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Judy Montell and Emmy Scharlatt. Judy is a Kehilla Community Synagogue member. The film has won awards all over the world including the Audience Award at the prestigious Women’s Film Festival in Creteil, France (just outside Paris) and the Edward Snowden Award in Portugal.


ICCNC has been a pioneer in bringing major religious organizations closer together in the area. We pride ourselves in being the only Islamic center with such a strong interfaith program and great ties with Jewish and Christian religious organizations.

Since the tragic event of 9/11, ICCNC has partnered with Montclair Presbyterian Church and Kehilla Community Synagogue to provide its members with opportunities to meet and learn from each other, while also engaging in cultural or service-oriented programs.

As the ‘Faith Trio,’ these three organizations continue to collaborate on service-based efforts such as addressing food security issues in Oakland.