Congratulations to Gail Katz—Honored for her Interfaith Volunteer Work
       InterFaith Leadership Council Board Member and Education Committee Chair Gail Katz has been honored for her service by the Detroit Jewish News in its Volunteers of the Year recognition. Gail was recognized as “instrumental in organizing Religious Diversity Journeys, the World Sabbath and many other interfaith events around the city. She has worked for years to develop interfaith programs and activities for students and adults, bringing together faith leaders and their faith communities for dialogue and understanding…” Gail was also recognized for co-founding WISDOM, Women’s Interfaith Solutions for Dialogue and Outreach in Metro Detroit. She became interested in interfaith work while teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to children of diverse religious and national backgrounds in Berkley. Now retired from teaching, Gail has been involved in interfaith work for more than 20 years.

       Interfaith Events Will Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
Saturday, September 11, 2021, will mark the 20th anniversary of the tragic 9/11 attack. Several religious organizations invite the community to commemorative services:

September 9: The Unity World Day of Prayer, usually held on September 11, will be held on September 9 this year at Detroit Unity Temple, 17505 Second Avenue in Detroit. A Prayer Vigil with prayer sessions every hour will be held from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and an Interfaith Service will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. InterFaith Leadership Council Board Member Rabbi Dorit Edut will be one of the individuals offering prayer. Additional information is available at or at (313) 345-4848.
September 11: Monsignor John Kasza, ecumenical officer for the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, invites the community to a prayer service marking the twentieth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11. The service will begin at noon at St. Therese of Lisieux, 48115 Schoenherr Road, Shelby Township. Those planning to attend the one-hour service are asked to inform David J. Conrad, coordinator of ecumenical and interfaith dialogue for the Archdiocese at [email protected].

Girl Scout Troop Seeks to Start Daughters of Abraham Book Club

Girl Scout Troop 76126, which is based at Christ Church Cranbrook, seeks to start a local chapter of the Daughters of Abraham Book Club--a women’s book club that brings together Christian, Jewish and Muslim women. The reading list relates to the three faiths and the purpose of the club is to create understanding, friendship, and community.

Visit: A first meeting is planned for September 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Lathrup Village. For more information visit: or email [email protected].
Holocaust Memorial Center Presents Vlata Filipovic in Virtual Program October 3, 2021

         Zlata Filipovic grew up under one of the longest sieges in modern-day history in her native city of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. She will share the fascinating story of her wartime childhood, the publication of her diary, and how they led to her current engagement with human rights and storytelling. Zlata is the author of the international bestseller Zlata’s Diary, the co-editor of Stolen Voices: Young People’s War Diaries from WWI to Iraq, and a documentary filmmaker. The InterFaith Leadership Council is a community partner for this event and additional information is available at
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InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit | P.O. Box 252271, West Bloomfield, MI 48325
Phone: [313.338.9777] Email contact: [email protected]