17th Annual Authors Café
to Benefit the Hevesi Library

Come out to support the rich cultural library programming you enjoy all year long . 


Enjoy an inspiring and thought provoking afternoon! 

Rabbi Marc Schneier & Imam Shamsi Ali

A Candid Conversation about the Issues 
that Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims

Sunday, December 15th, 2:00 p.m.
Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills

Moderator will be the Rev. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director of the Interfaith Center of New York


Joining the Interfaith Center in 2007, Chloe is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of New York.  From 2000-2003, she founded and directed the Cathedral Forums on Religion and Public Life at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.  Following 9/11/2001, she worked on an interfaith initiative to rebuild a mosque in Afghanistan destroyed by U.S. bombs.

Tickets at 718-268-5011 ext. 151, by mail, or online at www.cqy.org/tickets

Rabbi Marc Schneier, the Orthodox scion of a distinguished rabbinical dynasty, and Imam Shamsi Ali, son of an Indonesian farmer, forged an unlikely friendship in the aftermath of 9/11.  Candidly confronting the theological and political issues that frequently divide the two religions, these two orthodox leaders, Rabbi Schneier and Imam Ali, challenge Jews and Muslims to step out of their comfort zones, reconnect on common ground, and stand together to fight for a better world for all. 

Rabbi Marc Schneier serves as vice president of the World Jewish Congress, founder and president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and founding rabbi of the Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach. He has been honored by the US Congress and the State of Israel as an advocate for human and civil rights and religious and ethnic tolerance. 

Imam Shamsi Ali is the spiritual leader of Jamaica Muslim Center, New York City’s largest Islamic center and former imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York. Imam Ali also serves on the boards of the Tanenbaum Center, the Federation for Middle East Peace, the Asean Muslim Federation of North America, and the Muslim Foundation of America, among others.


Kosher desserts & coffee.

Minimum donation:  $15 in advance / $20 at the door.
Or become a Friend of the Library to support the rich cultural programming you enjoy, 
at donor levels from $45, $75, $120 and up.

Tickets at 718-268-5011 ext. 151, by mail, or online at www.cqy.org/tickets


All donations above Basic Admission include benefits such
as ticket packages, autographed books, Scroll of Honor. 

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