Palm Sunday Attacks Condemned

Palm Sunday Attacks Condemned

The barbaric attacks on Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday in Egypt claimed by the so-called “Islamic State” are utterly condemned by the Islamic Center of Southern California. We pray these innocent victims, our Christian brothers and sisters (and all innocent victims of terrorism no matter their faith) are accepted into the highest levels of paradise,...

Supporting Refugee Humanitarian Day

Supporting Refugee Humanitarian Day

Throughout the week, Islamic Center members filled a U-Haul truck with gently used donations for Syrian refugees. This was a collection leading up to an interfaith service day on April 8 called, “Refugee Humanitarian Day,” co-sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, i.CARE, One Global Family and the Islamic Center. Approximately 350 people,...

Marching Shoulder to Shoulder

Marching Shoulder to Shoulder

On April 2, approximately 400 Muslims, Jews, Christians, Sikhs, atheists and others came out to support the annual Interfaith Solidarity March. In a show of unity and mutual acceptance, community members walked side-by-side in the mile-long journey from Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT) back to the Islamic Center. This path connecting temple to mosque was found...

Lessons Learned at Interfaith Playdate

Lessons Learned at Interfaith Playdate

March 29 marked the second playdate for our New Horizon Kindergarten students and 1st graders with their new friends from St. Brendan. The social hall was buzzing with energy as the students ate pizza, crafted glittery butterflies, played on indoor mats, and the fun continued outside with basketball, hula hoops, and chalk. In addition to...

Unlimited Popcorn and Fun at 1st Family Movie Night

Unlimited Popcorn and Fun at 1st Family Movie Night

More than 120 people, including kids and adults, joined us last Friday at our first ICSC Family Movie Night for a screening of Disney’s “The Jungle Book.” Smiles filled the faces of children and adults alike as they adventured through the world of Mowgli and Baloo here in the comfort of the Islamic Center. “I...

In Solidarity: 8 Weeks of Shabbat

In Solidarity: 8 Weeks of Shabbat

On March 3, more than a dozen Muslims gathered to attend Shabbat at IKAR as part of the Islamic Center’s initiative “8 Weeks of Shabbat.” In light of recent attacks against the Jewish-American community, the Islamic Center has coordinated visits to 8 local synagogues and community centers. In these visits, Muslims will attend Shabbat services...

Taking a Stand Against Anti-Semitism

Taking a Stand Against Anti-Semitism

The Islamic Center of Southern California expresses solidarity with our Jewish brethren in light of increased acts of vandalism and bomb threats made against Jewish community centers, cemeteries and synagogues here in Southern California and around the nation. Since January, more than 70 synagogues and Jewish community centers around the country have been targeted with...

Islamic Center Responds to Hate Crime

Islamic Center Responds to Hate Crime

Last month, the front desk staff of the Islamic Center of Southern California received phone calls from a Mark (Milosz) Feigin of Agoura Hills, who made threats against the ICSC. He called two days in a row, and also posted hateful messages on our Facebook page (which we immediately took down). ICSC staff reported the...

Hate Crime – Press Conference Video

Hate Crime – Press Conference Video

Press conference responding to arrest of Mark Feigin, LA man who made criminal threats against ICSC. Led by ICSC chair Hedab Tarifi and board member Omar Ricci and joined by City Hall and interfaith leaders.