Alliance of Rabbis in Islamic States - Vision Note
Our mission: To support, sustain, and advocate on behalf of Jewish life across Islamic States.
Provide a platform for Rabbis and Jewish communities in Muslim countries to connect with and support one another on issues of common concern, as well as a collective voice that complements their engagement and advocacy with national governments and beyond.
Enable & Safeguard Jewish practice across the Muslim world – from Kosher food production to prayers and festival traditions. Also, to strengthen the capacity of local Jewish communities to serve as a ‘home away from home’ for Jewish visitors and business travelers.
Advance strategic dialogue between faith leaders through the formation of an ARIS Charter – helping transform the Abraham Accords into a grassroots p2p reality.
Develop a global network of friends of ARIS who assist ARIS through the provision of strategic advice, expanded contacts through professional and personal networks, professional services, and political and financial support.
Develop online content that promotes the Alliance - interfaith dialogue, Jewish faith-based connections to Hebrew and the Land of Israel, community profiles etc. - in English, Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew (Year One) and additional languages in the future. ARIS will also push out content on social media channels, gaining standing as an authoritative voice on Jewish affairs in Muslim communities worldwide.
Visits between ARIS leaders across members-states to help solidify the network and forge connections between Islamic states. Enable local branches to benefit from a global network spanning Asia, Africa and Europe.
Convene Rabbis and communal leaders for an annual in-person summit - with training workshops, dialogue with faith leaders etc. to be hosted by a member/Muslim state.