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WEST SPRINGFIELD – An interfaith event was held at the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts in West Springfield on Jan. 14. The event was dedicated to the support of safety and equal treatment for people of all faiths. The attendees included government leaders, clergy of various religions as well as representatives from the police and FBI. More than 500 people attended the event, including members of Sons of Zion in Holyoke, Sinai Temple in Springfield (including Rabbi Mark Shapiro, who spoke at the event), and Congregation B’nai Israel in Northampton. Shown here are members of Sons of Zion, including Sons of Zion President Dr. Stephen Levine, fourth from the right, and Dr. M.S. Bajwa, fourth from the left, chair of the Islamic Center’s Interfaith and Outreach committee.

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