Nisa-Nashim – Launch of Jewish Muslim Women’s Network

We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Nisa-Nashim, the Jewish Muslim Women’s Network, ahead of the launch event on 15 November 2018 at New Court Chambers.

Nisa-Nashim, the name coming from both the Islamic and Hebrew words for ‘women’, is an organisation of Muslim and Jewish women who came together initially as a friendship group to support each other against increasing Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism. 

The aim is to encourage Muslim and Jewish women to form meaningful personal relationships, while benefiting the wider society in which they live.

There are many such groups countrywide, however Raisa Saley and Elissa Da Costa-Waldman, both members of New Court, have taken the initiative to start an occupation group, hence the name ‘Sisters in Law’, joined in chambers by Sabrina Polak and Saiqa Chaudhry.

The religions of Islam and Judaism have much in common given that they come from the same root, and as lawyers the different ways in which we adhere to the same laws, for example, circumcision, modesty, dietary laws and laws on lending money, to name but a few, are fascinating and well worth exploring to further our knowledge and understanding of each other.

If you are interested in attending the Nisa-Nashim launch event on 15 November 2018, 6.00pm-7.30pm at New Court Chambers, please email rsaley@newcourtchambers.com, by 5 October 2018, heading your email ‘Sisters in Law’ to express your interest.

We look forward very much to hearing from you.