ICLI initiated the American-Muslim and Jews in dialogue in 1992 with Temple Beth El in Great Neck under the visionary leadership of Rabbi Jerome Davidson. This pioneering program called AMJID was presented locally and nationally in both in Jewish and Muslim communities and Rabbi Jerome Davidson serves as a current trustee of the Interfaith Institute of ICLI.
The first initiative of this NYS approved Institute was held in Oct 2011 when in collaboration with the Holocaust Center of Long Island, ICLI co- sponsored an event in which the role of Albanian Muslims who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust was celebrated. This event received extensive coverage in the local print media. The exhibit loaned by Yad Vashem was on display at ICLI from Nov 18th to 20th.
Oct 25th 2015---The Interfaith Institute was formally introduced to the community with Prof John Andrew Morrow as the keynote speaker. This event was well attended and received extensive coverage in print and TV media— Newsday-Oct 24th 2015 and Oct 25th 2015. Prof. Morrow is the author of a book—Covenants of Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of his time