On Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10-11:30 a.m., Or Emet will host a Humanistic Shabbat service and presentation focused on the work of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN). The events will take place at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis. A social time will follow the program.

Jaylani Hussein

Jaylani Hussein

The service will be led by Eva Cohen, Or Emet’s ritual leader and a Humanistic rabbi in training. Following the service, Jaylani Hussein, executive director of CAIR-MN, will present “CAIR’s Mission of Advocacy and Civil Rights Initiatives for Muslims and Marginalized Communities.”

Hussein is a passionate leader who specializes in the areas of urban planning, community development, youth development, legal and civil rights. He also advises and works with several mosques and nonprofit organizations across the state.

In 2016, Hussein was appointed to the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Law Enforcement and Community Relations, and in 2017 he received the Twin Cities International Citizen Award for Social Justice. He has appeared on local, national and international news shows, including ABC, CNN, Fox Business, NPR, BBC and others.

Those who cannot attend the program in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here. In-person attendees must wear a mask indoors and are expected to be up to date on vaccinations or have a same-day negative COVID test.

Or Emet’s events and programs may change per CDC and state guidelines during the pandemic. All updates and changes will be posted in Or Emet’s events calendar. Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. For more information, email info@oremet.org or visit oremet.org.

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