Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2.30pm - 5pm
Location: Roswell Community Masjid, 345 Market Place, Roswell, GA 30075
Did you know that prayer beads are featured in many faith traditions? Learn more about the use of prayer beads in Christianity, Islam and eastern religions, and find out about Jewish practice that uses knots without beads. Do you use beads when you pray? Bring them along to share your personal practice with the group. Following the formal discussion, we’ll make our own prayer beads while enjoying dessert and informal conversation.
The workshop will be led by Rabbi Pamela Gottfried. Refreshments will be served. A suggested minimum donation is $10.
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 7pm to 9.30pm
The Golden Age of Moorish Spain was during the 10th century, a time when the benevolent Syrian Arab Caliphs ruled Iberia from Córdoba, the site of the iconic Great Mosque and home to the Royal Library, one of the largest collections of ancient books ever assembled. 10th century Córdoba was the richest, most populous, and most cultured city in the western world. Under the tolerant Muslim Caliphs, the pinnacle of convivencia was attained, that unique period of Spanish history when Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together in relative harmony and peace. Multicultural Córdoba was an enlightened city that treasured its books, celebrated art and literature, advanced science and medicine, and its myriad accomplishments were envied by both the west and the east alike.
Shadows in the Shining City is a prequel to Emeralds of the Alhambra, and the second book in the Anthems of al-Andalus Series. Shadows tells the story of the forbidden love between Rayhana Abi Amir, a Muslim princess of the Royal Court, and Zafir Saffar, a freed slave. Young love blossoms in 10th century Madinat al-Zahra, the Shining City, the Caliph’s magnificent Royal Palace located just outside of Córdoba. Their love story is set against the backdrop of the epic rise to power of Rayhana’s ruthless father, a man history will come to both celebrate and revile for the role he plays in the collapse of Moorish Spain.
Join us for an exciting evening when Dr. Cressler will make a presentation on his second novel and sign books. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7pm to 9.30pm
Location: 3620 Sidesaddle Court, Suwanee, GA 30024
Join us for an informal evening of conversation amongst friends - exploring interfaith dialogue, sharing experiences and enjoying good food and great company!
Come and meet the entire Neshama team - Marian Monahan, Cathy Crosby, Mitch Cohen and Sue Chase - and our Board of Directors as we engage with the topic of interfaith dialogue. We will celebrate our 2014 progamming, and look ahead to another wonderful year of shared experiences with you!
Click here to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you!