For a year, Amy and I co-taught Muslim and Jewish teens, spending many hours a month together creating integrated lessons. In Amy I found a visionary, someone who sees the purpose of faith-based education to prepare young minds to engage positively and critically, confront differences, and create real, human connections. Amy is not one to avoid conflict and has the unique ability to find positive ways to dialogue and engage. I have watched and learned from Amy on how to respect our student’s viewpoints while finding teachable moments. Amy practices what she teaches and is a role model for active citizenship by being involved in local communities, standing up for justice and defending democracy on all levels.
— Muniza Lalani Ahmed
 

classes, workshops, and retreats

 

 

 

couples retreat

Enjoy an afternoon together focusing on each other, deepening your relationship, and having fun while building on the communication skills you have and learning new ones.

All couples are welcome.

Just bring each other! All materials, snacks, and beverages will all be provided.

Cost: $200/couple
This afternoon retreat based on Prepare/Enrich will be facilitated by Amy Josefa Ariel, Prepare/Enrich Couples Coach

Date TBD.

 

 

 

 

CONSENT IS SO JEWISH

Have you been thinking about where judaism fits in this #metoo moment? ME, TOO. 

Whether we are talking about having good boundaries, respecting someone's "no", or knowing what an enthusiastic "YES!" feels like in our own bodies, Judaism has a lot to guide us.

Cost: $30/person
This is a 2-hour workshop.

Date TBD.

A ROSE BY many names: hawwa, chava, and eve

Chava in the creation story in the Torah, identified as Adam's wife in the Quran and named Hawwa in hadith, Eve is in some ways the most familiar and least known female figure from both our Jewish and Muslim traditions.  Join us on this journey to better know our shared matriarch and through learning about her grow in our relationships with each other.

Cost: $60/person
This is a 3-hour workshop.

Facilitated by Amy Ariel and Muniza Lalani Ahmed
Muniza has graduate degrees from the Institute of Ismaili Studies and the University of London, and is an educator with ITREB USA.  Muniza teaches at Ismaili Muslim religious education centers (RECs) throughout the nation, including in the Twin Cities. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and their two young children.

Date TBD.