Building Bridges Conversation

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Dr. Faroque Khan
Dr. Faroque Khan

On Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. (snow date of Thursday, Feb. 5), Dr. Faroque Khan and Rabbi Jerome Davidson will be speaking at Temple Sinai of Roslyn. Hear the sage observations of an interfaith duo that work together to foster a positive relationship between Jews and Muslims.

A Muslim physician and medical professor partnered with an esteemed Long Island rabbi more than two decades ago to begin an ongoing local dialogue between Muslims and Jews. Professor Khan, active in the Islamic Center of Long Island, has worked for many years with now-retired Rabbi Davidson of Temple Beth-El of Great Neck, to help their Muslim and Jewish congregants learn from each other.

Despite global geopolitical turmoil that has put Jews and Muslims in confrontation, this local dialogue has survived and prospered since the early 1990s because it was built on trust and friendship at the level of family.

Rabbi Jerome Davidson
Rabbi Jerome Davidson

Dr. Khan, who directs international collaboration for the Islamic Medical Association of North America, lectures yearly to students at Hebrew Union College in New York about Jewish-Muslim Relations. Rabbi Davidson is an esteemed rabbi in the Reform Movement. Come hear a stimulating and respectful discussion between these two highly knowledgeable speakers. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend and there is no charge.

Temple Sinai of Roslyn is located at 425 Roslyn Rd. For more information, contact Ethel Liebeskind at 516-621-6800 or visit the website at www.mysinai.org.

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