An Interfaith Dialogue of Jews and Muslims:
The Challenges and Opportunities of Society and Assimilation

March 9th, 2016
Beth Sholom Congregation

Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich
Beth Sholom Congregation

Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Islamic Foundation of Toronto

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Rabbi Flanzraich is a past president of the Toronto Board of Rabbis, past president of the Christian Jewish Dialogue of Toronto, co-chair of the Catholic-Jewish Bioethics Board, a board member of the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus, UJA-Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, a member of Israel Bond’s Rabbinic Cabinet, board member of the Jewish National Fund and the author of a book on combating Jewish fundamentalism called “The Small Still Voice”. Rabbi Flanzraich is also a frequent guest on TVO, Vision TV, and CBC. Read more

Shaykh Yusuf Badat is the main Imam and ‘Director of Religious Affairs’ at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto. Shaykh Yusuf Badat also serves as a teacher for Arabic, Islamic Studies, Quranic Studies and World Religions at the Islamic Foundation School. Shaykh Yusuf Badat has served as Imam since 1999 at Masjid Anwarul Islam of Malton (Masjid Saliheen) in Mississauga, Canada. He has also been an instructor at the Toronto Shariah Program and the Uloom Program. Shaykh Yusuf Badat is the founder and director of Mathabah Foundation. He is an active executive member of the Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians CCMT. Read more