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Peace Islands Institute New Jersey Events 

NJ Annual...

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 and thanked them for their […]



On April 27, 2016, the members of Peace Islands Insitute Youth Academy attended an interfaith Passover Seder at the Temple Avodat Shalom in River Edge where youth groups of three Abrahamic faith traditions came together to learn more about each other’s background. The evening kicked off with several icebreaker games that allowed the kids to […]



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 an interfaith Shabbat service and […]


7th Annual...

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 at JFK Medical Center’s Haven […]



On April 24, 2016, PII Center for Interfaith representatives and volunteers joined the Ponds Reformed Church of Oakland 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 video presentation on the works of the […]


Visit from...

On April 20, 2016, PII hosted the clergy and congregation members of two neighboring churches, Union Congregational Church and First Congregational Church of Montclair. The group came along with their youth group. Both adults and youth watched a video that explains the activities of PII followed by a Turkish dinner. Both the youth and adults […]