This is an interfaith Iftar (breaking of a fast for Muslims) and fundraiser that is being held to benefit OBAT Helpers’ projects for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. About a million Rohingya refugees after having fled persecution, violence and genocide in Myanmar, are now settled in the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. OBAT addressed this humanitarian crisis by providing initial relief to the refugees through distribution of meals and essential items of daily living, followed by expansive efforts to rebuild their lives through provision of shelters, education, empowerment opportunities and health care.
Iftar or breaking of the Ramadan fast will take place at 9:01 pm. This evening meal will be preceded by an hour long program in which you will hear from representatives of the sponsoring organizations and learn about the impact of the Rohingya crisis.
The event is being sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council and is co-hosted by the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, OBAT Helpers, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation and Beth-El Zedeck.
The Iftar will be held in the Laikin Auditorium at the Jewish Federation on May 25th, 2019. You can register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-bread-for-rohingya-refugees-an-interfaith-iftar-tickets-57122276266.