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Faith Trio News

by Lea Delson

Thanks very much to those who volunteered with the Faith Trio to help those in Alameda County who struggle to get enough food to eat. A group of us volunteered on Friday, February 12, at the Alameda County Community Food Bank. The Faith Trio is an interfaith alliance of Kehilla together with Montclair Presbyterian Church and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California. Thanks very much to volunteers Mandy Bratt, Lea Delson, David Green, Marty Gross, Bill and Lynn Lazarus, Kai and Toby Levenson, and Claudia Miller.

We bagged 8,000 pounds of apples and had fun meeting folks from the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California and Montclair Presbyterian Church. We enjoyed a visit from Lisa Saxe, who is a Kehilla member and a staffperson at the food bank. See photos by Lea Delson and Ali Sheikholeslami here

We are planning our next interfaith volunteer activity to be an environmental activity such as a beach or creek clean up, sometime around Earth Day. Stay tuned for more information.

The Faith Trio invites everyone to join in a group visit to an art exhibition on “Arabic: Language of the Quran” on Sunday, March 13, from 3 – 5 pm. The exhibition is at the San Francisco Main Public Library at 100 Larkin Street in San Francisco on the 6th floor in the Skylight Gallery, and is free and open to all. We can view a calligraphy demonstration by Arash Shirinbab in the Latino Hispanic Community Room in the lower level library until 3:30 pm, and then go up to the 6th floor to view the exhibition.

The exhibition includes many impressive works in an array of styles. We will meet and hear from some of the artists in this exhibition, including Arash Shirinbab, Rubina Kazi, and Susan Duhan Felix, a Jewish artist who collaborated on some of the artwork. We’ll learn about their creative process and the history and significance of Arabic calligraphy. It’s easy to get to the San Francisco Main Public Library by public transit as it is close to the Civic Center BART station. The location is handicapped accessible. To RSVP or if you have questions please contact Lea Delson at or (510) 528-6725. For information about the exhibition, see



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