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Combating Hate in Our Midst

What does it mean to demand the highest moral character of our communities and to offer clear critique of our own communities when they fall short?
Maital Friedman is the Vice President of Communications and Creative at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she shapes strategy for the Institute’s public voice, programming, and engagement and oversees the Marketing Communications and Hartman Digital teams. For over five years, Maital led SHI North America’s intergroup initiatives with a strong focus on the Muslim Leadership Initiative with colleagues Yossi Klein Halevi and Imam Abdullah Antepli. Prior to joining Hartman, Maital served as

As co-directors of the Muslim Leadership Initiative at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Imam Abdullah Antepli and Maital Friedman work together on strengthening Muslim-Jewish relations in North America. Sadly, over the last few years that has also meant reaching out to one another to offer words of comfort as synagogues and mosques have been attacked, and as Muslims and Jews have been targeted, assaulted, and killed for their faith. 

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