JIDS is going on a field trip

On Sunday, November 1st, JIDS will be taking a field trip to Philadelphia where we will be joining hands with a long-standing Philly-based interfaith discussion group.  The event will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the home of loyal JIDS members Abdul and Shahnaz Khan (1600 Fawn Lane, Jamison, PA 18929). The event will include lunch.  As part of the event, Dan Spiro will be sharing his ideas on the topic of God, including how his thinking about God has caused him to get involved in the Interfaith Movement and co-found JIDS.

Please RSVP by e-mailing Dan Spiro by October 28th, indicating whether or not you would like to carpool.

October Dialogue

The next dialogue of the Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington (JIDS) will be held on Sunday, October 18th, at the ADAMS Center, which is at 46903 Sugarland Rd., Sterling, VA 20164.  Please note that this dialogue will start later than the regular JIDS time.  We will be beginning at 5:00 p.m. and will continue the session until at least 7:00 or 7:30.

The topic will be “The Pilgrimage: Voyaging to the Holy Land.”   We will be looking at two very different types of pilgrimages.  Muslims will be describing the experience of the Haj, and Jews will describe the experience of traveling to the State of Israel for the first time.   The talks will not focus on political issues but will center instead on the spiritual and cultural awakenings that pilgrimages can bring.   At this point, we expect to have a few brief talks, followed by a short Q&A, and then the audience will break into small groups and further discuss this incredible topic.