Interfaith Events Lead to Cristo Rey St. Martin – Rochelle Zell Jewish High School Friendships

One year ago this November, the CRSM Campus Ministry hosted a gathering of religious leaders from different faith traditions. Representatives from the Ahmadiyya Muslim, Sikh, Catholic and Jewish communities participated as panelists. One hundred and twenty guests were in attendance for the presentations and discussions.

At that panel discussion, Rabbi Zach Silver of Rochelle Zell Jewish High School and Jim Dippold of CRSM Campus Ministry connected and began planning to join the two schools in a cooperative service effort.

They chose Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) a non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in 70 developing nations. FMSC is renown for accountability and transparency, with more than 90% of total donations dedicated to directly feeding kids in need.

On Thursday evening, October 4th, a group of 20 students from Rochelle Zell and Cristo Rey St. Martin came together at the FMSC offices in Libertyville and worked together preparing food packages for delivery around the world.

The event was so successful that the high schools will work together again – three more Feed My Starving Children events are scheduled for November and December.

On Sunday, November 18th from 2pm – 4pm, the 3rd Annual Interfaith Event will be hosted here at Cristo Rey St. Martin. Faith leaders from the Ahmadiyya Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Jewish communities will gather again to give presentations – each posing questions to the audience for break-out discussions. This year’s theme is Love Thy Neighbor.

Register here for this thought-provoking program – fostering understanding and peace.