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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  • South-West London group visit Woking Mosque

    South-West London group visit Woking Mosque

    On Sunday 7th May seventeen Jewish & Muslim women from our South-West London group visited the Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking. The Shah Jahan Mosque is Britain's first purpose-built mosque. Adele Hetherington, co-chair of [...]

  • New Marylebone Nisa-Nashim group hold first event

    New Marylebone Nisa-Nashim group hold first event

    The West London Synagogue Jewish Muslim Women's Group has joined forces with Nisa-Nashim to form the wonderful Nisa-Nashim Marylebone group. The group is co-chaired by Rachel Godfrey, who works for WLS and runs Marylebone [...]

  • Nisa-Nashim North East group hold Muslim & Jewish Passover meal

    Nisa-Nashim North East group hold Muslim & Jewish Passover meal

    The Jewish festival of Passover (Pesach) took place earlier this month. Our North East Nisa-Nashim group got together in Newcastle to share a traditional Passover meal together. Caroline Boobis, one of the North East Nisa-Nashim [...]

  • 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 [...]

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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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