Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement
The Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement (CMJE) is a collaboration of the Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.
CMJE is working to enhance the understanding of Muslims and Jews about each other’s faiths, as well as increase their ability to engage with each on issues of mutual importance. The very structure of the Center, a Jewish Seminary, a Muslim Foundation and a research center housed at a secular university (USC), provides a powerful example of the benefits and possibilities of joining together for common cause.
The Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement is a community resource for training in inter-religious outreach, an online resource center for materials on Jewish-Muslim relations, and an academic think-tank. The Center is working to address all three of these areas in an organized and comprehensive manner through training, outreach and resource development.
Our mission at the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement is to promote dialogue, understanding and grassroots, congregational and academic partnerships among the oldest and the newest of the Abrahamic faiths while generating a contemporary understanding in this understudied area and creating new tools for interfaith communities locally, nationally and beyond.