- Let’s Have a Picnic! (7/18/2017) - Remember all the fun we had at our Interfaith Lenten potluck dinners? Let’s keep the fun going! Please join us at our first KYN (Know Your Neighbor) picnic. All congregants from A.M.E. Allen Chapel Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Islamic Center of the Shenandoah Valley, Temple House of Israel, and Trinity Episcopal Church are invited. And bring a friend! Date: July 23, 2017 Time: 5:30-7:30 P.M. Location: Oakdale Park, Bridgewater, VA, Shelter 3 Bring a potluck dish to share – no pork, please. Please list ingredients for the benefit of people with food sensitivities. The fun will include: Soccer balls and frisbees for kids Henna painting Informal horseshoe games Face painting Calligraphed bookmarks in three languages (Hebrew, English, Arabic) Please see http://iasv.org/events for all our other events!
- IASV Imam Resigns (7/11/2017) - Salam, I would like to start by saying that I have thoroughly enjoyed the past year with you all and it has been a huge learning experience for me. I learned the importance of leadership skills, strategies, community building and outreach policies. I have made a lot of close friends with you and have learned a lot of passion from all of you. It is with a sad heart that I am announcing my resignation as the Resident Imam at IASV. I am going to complete the terms of my contract inshallah, and my last official day will be July 31, 2017. I will continue to serve the community to the best of my ability until that point. Jazakum Allah khairan jaza, I hope to keep all the relationships that I have built in my term of service and visit as often as possible. May Allah bless you all. Ameen Farhan Siddiqi Resident Imam
- Eid ul Fitr 2017 Board Statement (6/24/2017) - IASV Board of Directors congratulates our community members and fellow neighbors in Eid ul Fitr. We would like to thank our community for their generous donations. Also, we would like to thank our volunteers, who worked tirelessly to ensure hot and fresh meals were cooked on a daily basis at the mosque. Finally, we would like to thank the larger community of our beloved Friendly City: City Council, Police and Fire Department, Public Schools, Interfaith groups, and the individuals who visited and/or sent us support letters. We are very grateful to you all for another successful Ramadan and we look forward to a continued partnership so our city remains a model for tolerance and solidarity.