Berkeley Congregation Netivot Shalom Iftar

2:00 Dinner preparation
5:30 Table decoration
5:45 Door opens
6:00 Music group starts playing
6:40 MC Serena will welcome the guests
6:45 Faith leaders to speak during the event:
Rabbi Chai
Dr Fahire Goknur Akarca
7:15 Ramadan video presentation
7:20 Adhan, call for prayer
7:25 Breaking the fast with dates and water
7:30 Muslim prayers
7:45 Dinner
8:00 Table discussion
8:45 Nurdin to deliver vote of thanks


Event Summary

The Berkeley Congregation Netivot Shalom Iftar event was a vibrant celebration of community and interfaith harmony. The evening began with dinner preparations at 2:00 PM, followed by table decoration at 5:30 PM to create a welcoming ambiance. Doors opened at 5:45 PM, inviting guests to partake in the festivities.

At 6:00 PM, the event kicked off with the melodic tunes of a music group, setting a joyful atmosphere for the gathering. MC Serena warmly welcomed guests at 6:40 PM, ushering in a program filled with diverse voices and perspectives.

Faith leaders Rabbi Chai, Dr. Fahire Goknur Akarca, and a Pastor shared inspiring messages of unity and solidarity, underscoring the importance of mutual respect and understanding among different religious communities.

A poignant Ramadan video presentation at 7:15 PM provided insights into the significance of the holy month, followed by the Adhan, the call for prayer,  marking a moment of spiritual reflection.

The breaking of the fast with dates and water at 7:25 PM was a symbolic gesture of unity and shared tradition. Muslim prayers followed at 7:30 PM, inviting attendees to participate in a collective act of worship.

Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, fostering camaraderie and fellowship among attendees. Table discussions at 8:00 PM provided an opportunity for deeper conversations and connections.

The evening concluded with Nurdin delivering a heartfelt vote of thanks at 8:45 PM, expressing gratitude to all who contributed to the success of the event. The Berkeley Congregation Netivot Shalom Iftar event exemplified the spirit of inclusivity and mutual respect, uniting individuals from diverse backgrounds in a celebration of shared values and traditions.