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Breaking Bread for Rohingya Refugees – An Interfaith Iftar
May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10
The Indianapolis JCRC, OBAT Helpers, MAI, IHC and Beth-El Zedeck want to invite you and your congregants to break bread with them on May 25, 2019 for an interfaith Iftar. The interfaith Iftar is being held to raise awareness and funds for Rohingya refugees who after having fled persecution, violence, and genocide in Myanmar, are now settled in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. OBAT Helpers, an Indianapolis based nonprofit, addressed this humanitarian crisis by providing initial relief to the refugees through the distribution of meals and essential items of daily living, followed by continued efforts to rebuild their lives through the provision of shelters, education, empowerment opportunities, and health care.
Iftar or breaking of the Ramadan fast will take place at 9:01 pm. This evening meal will be preceded by an hour-long program in which you will hear from representatives of the sponsoring organizations and learn about the impact of the Rohingya crisis. We will have Rabbi Glickman and his wife as our keynote speakers who both have been to the camps and established a community kitchen for the Rohingya people.
Ticket sales go directly to the OBAT Helpers and their programs to help the Rohingya people. We hope that you will join us on this inspirational evening to stand with Rohingya refugees.