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.