Upcoming Program

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Special Interfaith Program

Please join AJC Westchester/Fairfield for the next program in our acclaimed Shared Roots, Divergent Paths series, now completing its 21st year of collaboration between American Jewish Committee (AJC) Westchester/Fairfield and the Br. John Driscoll Professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies at Iona College.

The December 9 program will be interactive and explore the intersection of faith and civil discourse and explore the following questions: In a time of extreme polarization in every facet of human life, do our faith traditions contribute to bridging partisan divides? Is there a role for interreligious dialogue in mending the breaches in our attitudes and action toward each other? How can interreligious dialogue contribute to your local community? A panel of experts will offer brief reflections, followed by small group discussions.

Zoom Registrationhttps://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdOCtqDIjHNO3u2w6UiSkLGomvptyRNX7

Our panel will feature:

  • Imam M. Shaffieq Chase, Islamic Center of New Rochelle
  • Rev. Doris K. Dalton, Chair, Westchester County Human Rights Commission
  • Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, Senior Rabbi, Temple Beth El, Stamford
  • Dr. Carl Procario-Foley, Director, The Center at Mariandale, Ossining

Be a part of the conversation and let us hear your voice.

Co-sponsored by American Jewish Committee (AJC) Westchester/Fairfield and the Driscoll Professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies at Iona College.

 

 

 

Recent Successes

A Joyous Multifaith Celebration of Sukkot, the Jewish Harvest Festival — with Music!
Sunday, September 26, 4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
In-person: Bet Torah, 60 Smith Avenue, Mount Kisco
Virtual: Via Zoom; sign-in information will be sent to registered participants

Bet Torah invites our dear Muslim and Christian friends to our sukkah to celebrate our gratitude for all our blessings, using music and text from our three traditions.

We are so fortunate to have Cantor Gil Ezring and Anne Carpenter — local performer of folk, jazz, and classical music — lead us in songs reflecting each of our faiths. (You’ll be surprised by how much overlap there is!)

Our singing will be interspersed with teachings from the spiritual leaders of Bet Torah, Upper Westchester Muslim Society, and Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco.

Their presentations will be followed by small-group discussions where we get to know each other a little better.

Registration is required for all.  Click here to sign up to attend in person or virtually.

Those attending in person must be fully vaccinated and masked, and we welcome others to participate online.

Please join us to sing, share, study, and schmooze with our Muslim, Christian, and Jewish friends!

Contact:  sandy.kellogg@gmail.com
Sandy Kellogg, Chair

NW Multifaith Partnership
Bet Torah
UWMS
PCMK

About the Interfaith Committee

Sharing Sukkot with our Interfaith partners on zoom.

The Interfaith Committee brings together a group of Bet Torah congregants with members of other faith-based organizations to share events, information and explore our faiths in a meaningful and respectful manner. It is our hope that through personal interactions and working together we will build bridges that will strengthen our community and create partnerships of understanding and resilience that will unite us. Born out of the Mount Kisco Interfaith Women’s Teas, Sandy Kellogg has forged this initiative. Since 2019,  we have met in a group to discuss our religious practices, share ideas and events, and plan further initiatives.

If you are interested in finding more out about ongoing activities and events please contact Sandy Kellogg: sandy.kellogg@gmail.com.