Rabbi Lister and the Head teacher

Rabbi Lister and the Head teacher, in front of students

During the Holocaust Memorial Week an interfaith seminar was held focusing on Srebrenica and the Holocaust at Ebrahim Academy, East London.

Over 90 teenagers between 14 to 16  years old listened to Rabbi David Lister, rabbi of Edgware United Synagogue spoke about similarities between Judaism and Islam, organised by the Joseph Interfaith Foundation. 

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Mehri Niknam MBE speaking in front of students

Director Mehri Niknam MBE said “the aim of the Academy is to ensure that every student develops his Islamic character and becomes a positive role model in society.”

Mehri also engaged the students on similarities between anti-Semitism and Islamophobia and their manifestations in the genocide at Srebrenica and the Holocaust.

Both also answered questions from the students, and the Academy has invited the foundation to hold a further discussion session with the students.