Open Door Shabbat with Mohammed Al-Samawi

All faiths are welcome!

The entire interfaith community of San Francisco is invited to attend and celebrate an Open Door Shabbat service at Congregation Emanu-El. Our interfaith partners include the San Francisco Interfaith Council and Grace Cathedral who will welcome in Shabbat with us as a display of support, not in a time of crisis or despair, but truly to exemplify love for all.

Our special guest, author Mohammed Al-Samawi, will inspire us with his incredible story of escape from the Yemeni civil war.

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM (food and socializing)
  • 6:00 – 7:15 PM (service, followed by more food and socializing)
Interests: Arts & Culture, Teens
August 23, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Congregation Emanu-El
2 Lake Street
San Francisco


Organized By: 
Congregation Emanu-El
San Francisco Interfaith Council and Grace Cathedral
Event Contact Person: 
Byron Gordon
Mohammed Al-Samawi
Mohammed Al Samawi was born in 1986 in Yemen. In his midtwenties, he became involved in interfaith groups promoting dialogue between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. In 2015, during the Yemeni Civil War, he fled from Aden to the United States. Since his entry to the United States, he has worked for several NGOs that promote peace and religious tolerance.