JCMA and Tents 4 Peace 2011 Iftar and Fundraising Dinner

The historic Richmond Town Hall was the venue for a magnificently successful iftar dinner near the end of Ramadan, jointly hosted by JCMA and Tents For Peace
Mayor Clarke, Mr Southwick and Rabbi Caplan co-signed the Community Accord, pledging support to the values of a multicultural society.
Fazila Tasmim Hajeb of Tents For Peace explained the religious significance of Ramadan.
Anna Crotty, founder of Tents for Peace, spoke about the work of her organisation in providing shelter and education for women and children in war-torn Afghanistan.
JCMA President Rabbi Shamir Caplan (centre) with Yarra Mayor Alison Clark and David Southwick MLA, the state Member for Caulfield
Dr Helen Gardner, a member of the joint JCMA/Tents For Peace committee that organised the event, presents MC Rasheeda Cooper with a bouquet

The B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation Commission, a supporting organisation of JCMA, hosted a table of young interfaith leaders from its multifaith leadership program.