First Friday

The emphasis of the First Friday program is on understanding religious diversity in the local community and beyond. Following are the First Friday dates this semester, we look forward to seeing you!

Spring 2022

Daily Talmud Study with Rabbi Seth Phillips

Watch the recording of this conversation.

Sunni Islam with Sh Mohammad Elshinawy

Watch the recording of this conversation.

April 1:
Bahá’í with Bridget George

Watch the recording of this conversation. 

May 6:
Hinduism with Pratibha Roochir Purani 

Watch the recording of this conversation.

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear face masks in all College owned buildings and facilities. Food and drink will not be served during the event.

Visitors to the College are required to review and adhere to any Muhlenberg College current COVID policy. In addition, please review the symptom checker questions and DO NOT come to campus if you are symptomatic or have had a recent COVID exposure.


Watch previous First Friday recordings.

Youth & Prejudice

Due to the ongoing health crisis, the Institute will not be able to hold the Youth & Prejudice: Reducing Hatred, Lessons of the Holocaust conference as an in-person event this year. Nevertheless, we remain committed to partnering with school communities in teaching the historical realities of the Holocaust and preparing students to be upstanders against prejudice in today’s world.

Last year we were able to move the conference to a virtual format and created a variety of resources including survivor testimonies, discussion/reflection questions, dramatic performance, poetry and art, and a variety of activities adaptable for either classroom or at-home use. We are continuing to expand these resources and will make them available to our school community partners for use again this year.

If you are an educator who would like to receive more information about participating in this event, please email us at



Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you!
Address Muhlenberg College Institute for Religious and Cultural Understanding Moyer Hall, 202 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104