Fall 2014 Events

Who comes to the Institute For Interfaith Dialogue?
Men and women, people of all faiths, or secular folks. Twenty year olds and seventy year olds, religious, atheists, agnostics, people from Nassau, Suffolk, Queens. People who want to spend interesting afternoons and learn and discuss. Meet your neighbors, or even your relations. America has become a pluralistic society!

Saturday, September 28, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock
(Entrance west side of road, 1-1⁄2 miles north of Northern State Pkwy.)
48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, NY 11030

Presenter: Dr. Paul S. Johnson will discuss UUCSR. Claire DeRoche, Social Justice Coordinator
Unitarian Universalist is a liberal religion, a consolidation of Universalists and Unitarians, believing that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authority in religion. Congregations are self governing and are led by the membership. You will learn who Unitarian Universalists are, where you can find congregations, what they believe in. God, Jesus, Bible, Salvation, Holidays and more. Enjoy the Art Gallery at this beautiful setting.

Saturday, October 5, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Hays Theatre, Wilbur Arts Center, Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516.323.3941 or 3940

REPEATED BY POPULAR REQUEST! Let's Talk To Each Other and Share Opinions

  • Round Table Discussion
  • Everyone will be heard
  • Facilitator: Rabbi Paul Kushner

A moderator at each table of eight participants will facilitate the discussion, not to impose ideas or beliefs nor to ever change your mind! Learn from each other by talking, listening and sharing opinions. Spend time with us and have an unforgettable afternoon! Enjoy refreshments while you get to know one another!

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Hays Theatre, Wilbur Arts Center, Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516.323.3941 or 3940

Buddhism: Beliefs and Practices
Presenters: Paula Miksic, Director of East Territory Community Relations for SGI-USA Ellane Kolens, Coordinator, Director of Peace and Community Relations, SGI-USA
You will learn about a religion that started in 5000 BCE.This faith has a variety of sects. Learn about the core beliefs namely the "Four Noble Truths". The better known ones are Zen, Shingon, Soka, Gakki, and Lamaism. According to tradition, Buddha is recognized as an awakened or enlightened teacher who helped to end suffering through the elimination of ignorance. Buddhism is the fastest growing religion in the world.
Come and learn all about it. Enjoy the exhibit in the lobby.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Temple B'Nai Sholom
(1.7 miles south of Molloy College campus,
corner of Hempstead Avenue and Lakeview Avenue)
100 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Judaism: Many Aspects of Judaism
Presenters: Rabbis Andrew Gordon, Anchelle Perl, Paul Kushner and Howard Diamond
Judaism claims an historical continuity of more than 3000 years, and is considered one of the oldest monotheistic religions. Rabbis will discuss Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Chasidic practices.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Hindu Vedic Heritage Temple
111 Jerusalem Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550
(Approximately 1 mile from Molloy College campus,
corner of Henry Street and Jerusalem Avenue)
Hinduism: The Caste System
Lecturer: Nilima Madan, Vedic Heritage Temple, General Secretary and Trustee

Hinduism is one of the world's oldest religion dating from 4000 BCE. It is deeply connected to the cultures of India and its diversity of people, culture and belief systems. The sacred text is called the "Vedas". You will learn about the caste system, the sanctity of the cow, ahimsa, karma, cycle of death and rebirth; moksha, the goal of life, to direct the soul and to make a full commitment to the Divine. Hindus have many Gods. Come to the lecture at the Hindu Temple where and when this fascinating religion will be explained to you.
You must take off your shoes when you enter the temple.

There is no charge for these exciting programs. However, monetary gifts are welcome to sustain the quality of the events. Contributions are gratefully accepted, are tax deductible and will assist us in continuing Interfaith work.

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Marion Lowenthal, Director
1000 Hempstead, Ave Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002