Sarah Bassin and Abdullah Antepli — Holy Envy

February 1, 2018

The tensions of our time are well-known. But there are stories that are not being told, because they are not violent and not shouting to be heard. One of them is that all over this country, synagogues and mosques, Muslims and Jews, have been coming to know one another. There is friendship. There are initiatives that are patiently, and at human scale, planting the seeds for new realities across generational time. As part of the Civil Conversations Project, a live conversation at the Union for Reform Judaism’s General Assembly in Boston between Imam Abdullah Antepli and Rabbi Sarah Bassin.


Rabbi Sarah Bassin serves Temple Emmanuel in Beverly Hills, and she was the first executive director of NewGround in Los Angeles, a Muslim-Jewish partnership for change.

Imam Abdullah Antepli was the first Muslim chaplain at Duke University, where he now serves as the chief representative of Muslim affairs and as an adjunct professor of Islamic studies. He is also the co-creator and co-leader of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative.