Leil Shavu’ot and Suhoor

Tikkun Leil Shavuot, also known as “A Night of Jewish Learning,” is an opportunity to show that participants are ready to receive the Torah. Throughout the night, people will gather to study the sacred text, and facilitate a deeper connection with their faith. By staying awake during the anniversary of the Revelation, followers signal to the heavens that they are ready to receive blessings from above. In the morning, many share a Suhoor Meal to precede their Ramadan fast.

The Rumi Forum prides itself on its interfaith collaborations. We find it increasingly important to celebrate events in conjunction with the faith-based communities. There is no better way to connect with another by sharing the joy your faith brings. Often times, the prevailing commonalities which can bridge neighborhoods, are overshadowed by unfounded assumptions. Celebrate common points that everyone, regardless of race, gender, and sexuality can enjoy. By inspiring community dialogue, we hope to take another step forward in creating a peaceful, tolerant, environment for all to enjoy. 

Please take into consideration the length of our event. Leil Shavu’ot starts at 7:30 on May 19th and continues to May 20th. Feel free to come early on the 19th, or stay later on May 20th and join the Leik Shovu’ot celebrations!

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Book Discussion with Simon Robinson and Johnston McMaster

We hosted Simon Robinson and Johnston McMaster, two distinguished academics who are well known for their research on Fethullah Gulen’s works, on Tuesday, March 20th in Fairfax.  (more…)

Abrahamic Perspectives on Preserving the Environment

Join the Rumi Forum on April 21st, 2018 for an interfaith conversation on the environment from the perspectives of the three Abrahamic religions. (more…)

Hope & Sacrifice: A Conversation with Khizr Khan

As a part of Virginia Festival of the Book organized by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Khizr Khan will discuss his experiences as an immigrant on March 22, 2018, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center, co-hosted by the Rumi Forum.  (more…)

Interfaith Dialogue: Maintaining Religious Identity in a New Culture

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, in partnership with the Rumi Forum, hosted this small-table discussion event on March 25th, 2018. (more…)

Challenges of Survival: Religious Minority Communities in a Secular Melting Pot Nation

The Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington along with the Rumi Forum presented this event that examined religious minority communities in America. 

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D.C. Unity Walk 2017

Join the Rumi Forum and thousands of others for this years’ Unity Walk! September 10th, 2017

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Women of Faith’s Contribution to Society: Role Models from History

Join the Rumi Forum on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at Temple B’nai Shalom for a presentation on women of faith and their contribution to society, with various examples throughout history. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m.

Speakers to include: Rabbi Laura Rappaport, The Reverend Meg Peery McLaughlin, and Riham Osman

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Women of Faith’s Contribution to Society: Role Models from History

The Rumi Forum hosted a panel event at Temple B’nai Shalom for a presentation on women of faith and their contribution to society.  (more…)

Faith Over Fear: Welcoming the Stranger

The Washington National Cathedral, in partnership with Rumi Forum and several local organization to host a night of interfaith dialogue, March 21st, 2017



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