Braving the Nor’easter snow storm on March 07, 2018 it was a pleasure and
honor for IFI to have been able to join the 2018 American Jewish Committee (AJC) NY / ACCESS
NY Diplomatic & Interfaith Seder at the absolutely beautiful B'nai Jeshurun synagogue
on the Upper West Side.
It was great meeting other interfaith guests and being able to share our struggles, our stories as well as our similarities. The Jewish Passover traditions were beautifully shared and we learnt Mah Nish Tanah, what makes this night different. In spite of the inclement weather there were in attendance more than 65 diplomats, representing nearly 40 countries, and over 20 interfaith and inter-group partners, the evening was informative, inspiring and enjoyable. The Interfaith Institute of the Islamic Center of Long Island and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) have been working together with communities of faith to help promote the values and ideals that are of importance to us all.
This event attracted a large gathering, received extensive TV and print media coverage in Newsday, Long Island Press and Islamic Horizon magazine.
Earlier this year when we heard about the visit of Pope Francis we extended an invite for him to formally launch the interfaith institute at ICLI which he was unable to accommodate.
The presentation was very well received. We were able to share a short video from the Oct 25th launch of the interfaith institute of ICLISee full story
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