Welcome to the Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington

JIDS has suspended face-to-face dialogues in order to support global efforts to arrest the spread of the coronavirus.

In the meantime, we’ve been engaging in our own virtual dialogues via Zoom and supporting initiatives spearheaded by other organizations.

JIDS’ next session will be held on Tuesday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m.     To RSVP, email Abdul Khan at abdulmk6@gmail.com.  This session is entitled “A Conversation with Amr Awadallah.”   Amr Awadallah is a Muslim, Egyptian-born, Silicon Valley Executive who had been serving as V.P. for Developer Relations at Google Cloud before he released a video manifesto entitled “We Are One.”  “I hated the Jewish people, all the Jewish people,” the manifesto began.  That candid and moving work went on to discuss how he has evolved from an anti-Semite to a philo-Semite – indeed, a true friend of the Jewish people.   On Dec. 7th, JIDS will give you an opportunity to hear from and interact with this fascinating man.  First, he will be interviewed by a fellow Egyptian-born American, Prof. Sahar Khamis of the U. of Maryland.  Then Mr. Awadallah will be available to field questions and comments from the JIDS community.  If you are interested in advance of the session in watching the manifesto or other videos he has created during the aftermath of the controversy,  just google “Amr Awadallah video.”

Please join us and, at the suitable times, consider sharing your own perspective on what you’ve been hearing.

We hope you take advantage of other pages of the website to learn more about JIDS and its previous events.

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