New Jersey


NJ Annual Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Peace Islands Institute (PII) held its ninth annual awards dinner June 2 at the Hilton Hotel in Hasbrouck Heights, paying tribute to New Jersey residents whose noteworthy lives and careers have made a positive impact in the Garden State. Ercan Tozan, executive director of PII’s New Jersey chapter, welcomed attendees..

7th Annual Value of Women in Our Community Award Ceremony

Two local women were honored for their local and international relief work at the 7th annual Value of Women in Our Community program, sponsored by the Peace Islands Institute (PII) and the JFK Medical Center’s Pastoral Care Department on Sunday, May 1st. Kavitha Thukkaram, M.D., was recognized for her work..

Interfaith Friendship Shabbat at Temple Ner Tamid

On April 29, 2016, PII Center for Interfaith Affairs organized Islamic – Jewish Interfaith Dialogue Dinner with a goal of creating more understanding and building bridges between people of different faiths. Representatives from the Peace Islands Institute joined the community of Temple Ner Tamid of Bloomfield. The evening began with..

Fountain Talk Program at Suny Geneseo

PII Upstate NY in Rochester organized a Fountain Talk Series on the topic of “Combatting Extremism Cancer” with the partnership of SUNY Geneso, and Fountain Magazine on March 2nd at the State University of New York in Geneseo.,” Talk was given by Hakan Yesilova, chief editor of Fountain Magazine. Programs..

Friendship Gathering at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

On April 24, 2016, PII Center for Interfaith representatives and volunteers joined the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Hasbrouck Heights for a Friendship Gathering in efforts to form bridges between the two communities. The members of the congregation got to know more about the Peace Islands Institute after watching the..