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Sheryl Olitzky

Executive Director, Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
New York, NY, North Brunswick, NJ

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Sheryl is an expert on facilitating interfaith efforts between Jewish and Muslim women to end religious bigotry.

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Sheryl is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, emerging out of a local women’s group designed to foster abiding relationships that are built on mutual trust, respect and friendship between local Muslim and Jewish women. The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is the first national grassroots organization of Muslim and Jewish women committed to living in harmony, developing meaningful relationships who work together to limit acts of anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish sentiment. In just a few years, under Sheryl’s leadership, the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom has grown into a movement, with members throughout the United States and Canada. Sheryl combined her strong leadership, relationship building and organizational skills with her passion to rid the world of hate in starting this organization.

Sheryl was a Marketing Executive at many firms including Procter & Gamble and was President of one of the largest Pharmaceutical Market Research Firms in the U.S. Sheryl is a frequently sought after presenter and can be found teaching high school and university students around the world about interfaith relationship building, presenting to women about the power of interfaith dialogue and engagement, visiting the chapters of the Sisterhood located around the country and Canada, or leading building bridges trips to locations of significant interest to Muslims and Jews. She is a contributor to Huffington Post, Interfaith Observer, and The Forward. Sheryl is also a member of the Muslim Jewish Advisory Council.

Topics

  • Religion & Interfaith

Issue Areas

Interfaith Relations, Women's Issues, Judaism