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Film Screening and Discussion of “Sevap/Mitzvah”

In partnership with the Rumi Forum and Jewish Islamic Dialogue Society (JIDS)

Tuesday February 13, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


movie poster for the film "Sevap/Mitzvah" with two women sitting and holding hands
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Washington Hebrew’s CISA Committee, along with the Rumi Forum and Jewish Islamic Dialogue Society (JIDS), present a dialogue featuring the film Sevap/Mitzvah by writer and director Sabina Vajrača. This short film is a moving dramatization of a Bosnian Muslim woman who hid a Jewish family during the Holocaust and then was rescued by Jews during the war in Bosnia 52 years later. It is a story about the power of true friendship, which is one thing organizations like JIDS and the Rumi Forum have tried so hard to foster – true friendships between Muslims and Jews.

The film should provide an excellent springboard for a discussion that can help bring our two communities together during a time when many forces would like to split us apart. Come in fellowship, prepare to be inspired, and participate in a dialogue that builds on the film to confront issues facing our communities today.

Tickets to this event are free, but we request you register for it using the link above.



Tuesday, February 13


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Adult Ed, Interfaith


Ira Miller