Welcome to Nisa-Nashim

Nisa-Nashim aims to bring our communities together and promote ways in which Jewish and Muslim women can understand that their similarities are greater than their differences, through a range of shared initiatives that support their leadership journeys and encourage them to form meaningful personal relationships, while benefiting the wider society in which they live.

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  • Nisa-Nashim’s successful Sadaqa Day

    Nisa-Nashim’s successful Sadaqa Day

    Sunday 26th March was Sadaqa Day, a Muslim-led day of social action. Founded in 2015 by Nisa-Nashim's national co-chair Julie Siddiqi, Sadaqa Day takes  inspiration from Mitzvah Day, a Jewish led day of social [...]

  • Inaugural Nisa-Nashim conference

    Inaugural Nisa-Nashim conference

    On Sunday 5th March 2017 almost 200 Jewish and Muslim women from across the country gathered at the University of Westminster in London for the first ever Nisa-Nashim conference. The day included plenary sessions, [...]

  • Nisa-Nashim Harrow hosts Friday Night Dinner in…Pinner!

    Nisa-Nashim Harrow hosts Friday Night Dinner in…Pinner!

    Nisa-Nashim Harrow hosted a 'Mock Friday Night Dinner' at Co-Chair Doreen Samuel's house. The aim was to create the atmosphere of a Friday night dinner with authentic, if vegetarian, food. Also, as it was close to Rosh Hashanah, apple [...]

  • South-West London Nisa-Nashim holds a pot luck lunch

    South-West London Nisa-Nashim holds a pot luck lunch

    South-West London Nisa-Nashim held a lunch to get to know one another. During the course of the meal, one of the Muslim women gave a short talk about Eid Ul Adha and one of the [...]

  • Nisa-Nashim focuses on food in North London

    Nisa-Nashim focuses on food in North London

    Several wonderful Nisa-Nashim events have taken place in September across the UK, from thinking about the New Year and sharing experiences of fasting and feasting in the West Midlands, to a pot luck lunch in Kingston-Upon-Thames... [...]

  • The Nisa-Nashim Teachers’ Group launches in London with a resolute team

    The Nisa-Nashim Teachers’ Group launches in London with a resolute team

    On Sunday 18th September several Jewish and Muslim women educational professionals came together at JW3, the Jewish Community Centre in North-West London, to discuss commonalities and how to work together to promote interfaith collaboration and [...]

  • Nisa-Nashim West Midlands discuss feasting and fasting in the approach to New Year…

    Nisa-Nashim West Midlands discuss feasting and fasting in the approach to New Year…

    Thursday 15th September 2016 saw twelve Jewish and Muslim Nisa-Nashim members in the West Midlands explore the ideas of Fasting and Feasting in both traditions. The group considered what practical problems arise when having to [...]

  • Nisa-Nashim celebrates summer in Edgware

    Nisa-Nashim celebrates summer in Edgware

    Around 20 women came together on August Bank Holiday Monday to celebrate summer with a Nisa-Nashim garden party, hosted by Lindsay Simmonds. The group consisted of lots of mothers and daughters, and connections were made [...]

  • Leeds Nisa-Nashim enjoys a summer picnic together

    Leeds Nisa-Nashim enjoys a summer picnic together

    The sun shone on Roundhay Park, Leeds on Sunday 31st July 2016, as about 35 Jewish and Muslim women and about 15 children enjoyed loads of food and plenty of chat at a picnic, Nisa-Nashim [...]

  • The Nisa-Nashim Conference is coming…

    The Nisa-Nashim Conference is coming…

    Join us for this groundbreaking, unique and unprecedented event - the first of its kind in the UK, designed to create and deepen connections, educate, inspire, increase confidence and make a noise! Two hundred women [...]

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What people are saying about our work

I was amazed how similar we really are, Nisa-Nashim really brings out similarities.

Nisa-Nashim opens doors – and minds.
Nisa-Nashim is fostering the evolution of meaningful relationships between Jewish and Muslim women.
The energy in the room was phenomenal…we are onto something positive, there is a need for it, a passion for it, an energy for it.
I have lived in this community for many years, this is the first time I’ve invited [my neighbor of the other faith] into my house.
Women can go back and influence their partners and their children… it is a key way to change attitudes
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