Family Iftar (Fast-Breaking) Dinners


As the Holy Month of Ramadan approaches, Turkish American Society of Missouri and Niagara Foundation would like to invite you to attend a Home-Based Family Iftar Dinner with local Muslim host families.

Fasting is practiced in many religious traditions and spiritual practices. We believe common traditions like shared meals are important opportunities for people from different faith communities to become closer to each other. Ramadan is a holy month that starts on May 5th and during which Muslims fast from the break of dawn to sunset. This month represents a time of fasting, charity, prayer, and unity. Individuals from different religious and cultural communities come together to break fast and engage in friendly dialogue, resulting in a more comprehensive understanding and respect for other religious traditions.

If you would like to join a home-based fast breaking dinner, please fill out this form by April 26th. Information about the host family, their address, phone number and professional affiliation will be shared with you as soon as we finalize the family matching process.

Everyone is welcomed regardless of their faith, culture, or background and you do not need to fast in order to attend these meals. This wonderful experience with delightful food and companions is a free event but your humble donation is encouraged to support a refugee student. Please consider to donate here:

We hope you consider becoming a part of this great initiative that will lead to a growing pool of open hearts in the Greater St Louis Area.

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For additional information and questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Fuat Uysal
Family Iftar Dinners Coordinator
[email protected] :: 314-281-3940

Ali Durhan
Outreach Coordinator
[email protected]



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