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Muslims and Jews in Healthcare
Jews and Muslims contribute in every area of American life. Watch our first video, on healthcare, which highlights these powerful stories. Diversity is a national asset and not a liability.

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Anthem: What we Stand For
Muslims and Jews are diverse communities and both are essential threads in the social fabric of the United States. When some would seek to emphasize differences, the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council is a civil society coalition bringing Muslims and Jews together to strengthen the democratic values and freedoms for all Americans.

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Responds to Hate with Solidarity
Hate against religious minorities is increased in America and it can make communities feel alone and afraid. The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council is a civil society coalition bringing communities together to stand in solidarity against hate and advocate to protect people of all backgrounds. The United States was founded on freedom of religion and we are working together to protect that freedom and all.

Why do Muslims and Jews Work Together?
In 2016 Muslims and Jews of diverse professional, religious, ethnic and political backgrounds came together to highlight our common share and common responsibility in American public life and to work together to push back against the rising tide of hate. Meet some of the members and why they joined.

Former Senator Joe Lieberman on the Value of Muslim-Jewish Civic Engagement, June 6, 2017

Farooq Kathwari on the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl on Muslim-Jewish Advocacy

It’s Time to Speak Out and Stand Up: The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council


Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Calls on Local Law Enforcement Agencies for Better Reporting on Hate Crimes to the FBI
December 12, 2023

Hate Cannot Hold Us Hostage: A Muslim-Jewish Call to Solidarity
January 16, 2022

Letter in Support of Professor Deborah Lipstadt for the post of U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism
November 17, 2021

Statement on the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act
April 8, 2021

Statement on 2019 FBI Hate Crimes Report
November 16, 2020

New York Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Statement on Antisemitic Attacks in the New York Area
December 30, 2019

Statement on Antisemitic Attacks in New York Area
December 30, 2019

Statement on 2018 FBI Hate Crimes Report
November 14, 2019

Dallas-Forth Worth Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Statement on American Airlines Incident
September 23, 2019

Muslim-Jewish Group Applauds Bicameral Introduction of Bill to Combat Hate Crimes
June 28, 2019

Muslim-Jewish Coalition Condemns Poway Synagogue Shooting, Calls for Hearings on White Supremacism
April 30, 2019

Statement on 2017 FBI Hate Crimes Report
November 15, 2018

Outrage at Tragic Murders in Pittsburgh Synagogue
October 28, 2018

Statement on FBI Hate Crimes Report
November 14, 2017

Open Letter to Congress Setting Forth our Advocacy Priorities on Defending Immigration and Combating Hate Crimes

Statement in Support of the Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act
June 6, 2017

Statement on the Senate’s Hate Crimes Letter
March 16, 2017

Statement on President Trump’s Condemnation of Hate Crimes
March 1, 2017

Statement on Bomb Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers across the U.S.
February 22, 2017

Press Releases

Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff Celebrates America’s Religious Diversity at Iftar Hosted by Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council and Other Multifaith Groups
April 29, 2022

FBI Hate Crimes Report Spurs U.S. Muslims, Jews to Press for Better Reporting by Law Enforcement
September 1, 2021

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Lauds House Passage of the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act
May 18, 2021

Muslims-Jewish Advisory Council Launched Digital Initiative to Counter Hate and Division
May 3, 2021

Muslim-Jewish Coalition Praises Passage of the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act in the Senate
April 22, 2021

National Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Launches Louisville Affiliate
December 8, 2019

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Praises President Trump for Signing Bill to Protect Religious Institutions
October 4, 2018

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Urges Swift Senate Passage of Bill to Protect Religious Institutions
April 19, 2018

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Praises Passage of Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act
December 11, 2017

National Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Visits Detroit
October 9, 2017

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Launches Dallas Branch
August 24, 2017

Muslim Jewish Advisory Council Meets Members of Congress, Discusses Hate Crimes
February 1, 2017

AJC and ISNA Launch Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council
November 14, 2016

In the News

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Touts ‘Critical’ Interfaith Collaboration
Religion News Service
April 29, 2022

Doug Emhoff Says Being the Second Gentleman Brought Him Closer to Judaism
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
April 29, 2022

Doug Emhoff Weighs in on Judaism, Interfaith Work at Ramadan Dinner
The Forward
April 28, 2022

Healing Black-Jewish and Muslim-Jewish Divides Divides
Religion News Service
September 4, 2020

Amid Conflict, Jews and Muslims in US Seek Solidarity
The Associated Press News
May 15, 2018

How Texas Can Lead the Fight Against Hate Crime
The Dallas Morning News
February 2, 2018

Watchword Against Hate: Hope
November 1, 2017

Jews, Muslims in Metro Detroit Address Hate Crimes: ‘It’s Getting Scary’
Detroit Free Press
October 4, 2017

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council in Town
WDIV ClickOnDetroit
October 4, 2017

US Muslim, Jewish Group Branching Out to Build on Mission
Washington Post
October 3, 2017

Muslims, Jews Gather in Metro Detroit to Forge Bonds
The Detroit News
October 3, 2017

Jews and Muslims Team Up on Hate Crime Legislation
The Dallas Morning News
August 18, 2017

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Pushes Bill Aimed at Curbing Hate Crimes
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
June 8, 2017

Carol and Mort Siegler Fund Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council
Sarasota Magazine
March 29, 2017

US Muslims and Jews Strengthen Bonds amid Acts of Bigotry
Fox News
March 20, 2017

Beyond Congress, New Group Wants You to Fight Hate Crimes
USA Today
March 10, 2017

Muslim Activists’ Fundraiser For Vandalized Jewish Cemetery Soars Past Initial Goal
Huffington Post
February 23, 2017

Interview with Bob Silverman, Director of AJC’s Muslim-Jewish Relations
WXYZ – ABC Detroit
19 February, 2017

US Muslim-Jewish Council Members Cheer Trump’s Rejection of Hate Crimes
Voice of America
February 8, 2017

How Trump’s Policies and Rhetoric are Forging Alliances between U.S. Jews and Muslims
LA Times
February 5, 2017

Muslim and Jewish Leaders Join Forces to Promote Religious Freedom
WDET-FM Online
February 2, 2017

Muslim Jewish Advisory Council Meets Members of Congress, Discusses Hate Crimes
Yahoo! News
February 1, 2017

New Jewish-Muslim Coalition Urges Action Against Hate Crimes
USA Today
February 1, 2017

Hate Crimes on the Rise
On the Story with Erica Hill
February 1, 2017

Muslim and Jewish Groups Form Coalition to Fight Bigotry
Boston Globe
December 6, 2016

Why Two Top Muslim and Jewish Groups Joined Forces to Fight Bigotry—and Why Some Are Trying to Stop Them
Tablet Magazine
November 21, 2016

New Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Gears Up To Work with Trump Administration
Huffington Post
November 18, 2016

These Muslims And Jews Have Joined Forces to Tackle Bigotry in Trump’s America
Buzzfeed News
November 15, 2016

In the wake of Trump, a Top Jewish and a Top Muslim Organization are Banding Together
November 15, 2016

Henry Schein CEO Co-Chairs New Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council
November 15, 2016

A New Council Will Unite Jewish and Muslim-American Groups in a US Alliance after the Election
November 15, 2016


Ep. 16 Bob Silverman, Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council
Where Genius Grows
May 1, 2017

New Faith-Based Group Fights Hate
USA Today’s Cup of Politics
March 10, 2017

Detroit Today host Steve Henderson with Robert Silverman and Farhan Latif
February 2, 2017

Interview with Bob Silverman
POTUS on Sirius
January 30, 2017

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Bridges Religious Lines To Fight Discrimination
December 8, 2016