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Photo Gallery: People of many faiths join for iftar at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach

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Imam Mahdi al-Qazwini leads a Muslim prayer at the Temple Bat Yahm synagogue in Newport Beach on Thursday during a multi-faith gathering for iftar, a fast-breaking dinner during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: People from all faiths break the days Ramadan fast at Temple bat Yahm
Sue Kamili, of Newport Coast, right, teaches a simple aspect of the Koran that it is read backwards to Bruce and Karen Winters, of Newport Beach, at Temple bat Yahm in Newport Beach on Thursday, May 16, 2019. About 180 people of faiths including Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Catholic, Atheist, no fit, and Bahai, break the day’s Ramadan fast at Temple bat Yahm in Newport as Muslims educate others about the holy month. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Guests work their way through a buffet of Indian food during a Ramadan fast-breaking feast at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach on Thursday.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Fourth-grader Rayaan Syed, 10, of Irvine reads a passage from the Koran to open a multi-faith gathering Thursday at the Temple Bat Yahm synagogue in Newport Beach.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Rabbi Gersh Zylberman speaks at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach on Thursday as about 200 people of many faiths gathered for a meal meant to break the day’s fast during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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People of many faiths listen to presenters Thursday at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach during an iftar gathering during Ramadan.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Dinah Frieden and Bushra Mateen of the American Muslim & Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council introduce Thursday’s program at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach, where about 200 people of faiths including Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Zoroastrian and Bahai gathered for a meal intended to break the day’s fast during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Olive Tree Initiative Director Susan Seely speaks at Thursday’s multi-faith dinner at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Anastasia Selberis of California Southern University in Costa Mesa and vice president of the Global Perspective Institute, speaks Thursday at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Aisha Bajwa talks about the basics of Ramadan during a multi-faith gathering Thursday at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Rabbi Peter Levi, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Orange County/Long Beach office, speaks at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach during a multi-faith gathering Thursday.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Imam Mahdi al-Qazwini leads a Muslim prayer at the Temple Bat Yahm synagogue in Newport Beach on Thursday during a multi-faith gathering attended by about 200 people.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Irvine Mayor Christina Shea speaks at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach at Thursday’s multi-faith gathering during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Lee Weissman, a founder of the Institute for Jewish Muslim Action, speaks Thursday at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Zoroastrian priest Zarrir Bhandara speaks at Thursday’s multi-faith gathering at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Zeb Unessa of Westminster records a video of Imam Mahdi al-Qazwini before Thursday’s iftar, or fast-breaking dinner, at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach during a multi-faith gathering during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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Mahomed Akbar Khan of Culver City sings a call to prayer during Thursday’s multi-faith gathering at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach.

 (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer)
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