Iftar Dinner

In May 2019, Bet Am Shalom, in coordination with Peace Islands Institute of New York and Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom hosted an Iftar dinner for our Muslim friends on the second night of Ramadan. After considerable shmoozing, 150 Jewish hosts and Muslim guests were welcomed by two Salaam Shalom sisters, Cigdem Dogan and our own Annette Rotter. Then Congressman Elliot Engel’s Director of Community Outreach, Lisa Tannenbaum spoke. A representative of Peace Islands Institute of New York spoke to us, and then we were treated to words of welcome and wisdom by Rabbi Bronstein. Imam Muharrem Atlig then spoke warmly about how when we get to know each other, we love each other. Our Rabbi said a Motzi, and then we enjoyed a pescatarian feast.