“Whoever saves another human being, it is as if he or she has saved the whole world.”
-From the Talmud and the Koran
Our mission is to harness the teachings and values of the three Abrahamic faiths and transform religion’s role from a force of division and extremism into a source of reconciliation, coexistence, and understanding for the leaders and the followers of these religions in Israel and in our region. DONATE to ICCI! Please click here to make a tax-deductible donation
WHAT DOES ICCI DO?
Founded in January 1991, ICCI is now Israel’s best-known and most-respected inter-religious organization. ICCI is an active member of Religions for Peace, “the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great religions dedicated to promoting peace,” as well as the International Council of Christians and Jews, whose “efforts to promote Jewish-Christian dialogue provide models for wider interfaith relations, particularly dialogue among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.” ICCI’s collaboration with these two prestigious international interreligious organizations has enabled us to be a part of worldwide peace initiatives for healing the world.
Programs of ICCI
WITH WHOM DOES ICCI WORK?
ICCI has worked with youth and young adults, educators, communal and religious leaders, as well as other opinion-molders such as journalists and bloggers, to promote Jewish-Arab coexistence within Israel and peace in the region.
Latest blogposts from ICCI
WHO IS ICCI?
Founder: Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish
Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish is a noted rabbi, educator, author, lecturer and speaker. He received his B.A. from Brandeis University, rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College – New York, and a doctorate in Education from Harvard University. Dr. Kronish has published articles and essays on Jewish politics, faith communities and the peace process, education, culture and contemporary issues in America and Israel. He has represented ICCI at the Vatican and at many international conferences, and is frequently consulted by media representatives. He currently blogs for the Times of Israel, and the Huffington Post.
Director: Noa Mazor
Noa has a Master’s Degree in Pluralistic Jewish Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Jewish Philosophy and the History of the Jewish People. She has worked in formal and informal education in Israel, in Education for Arab-Jewish Coexistence and in Interreligious (Jewish-Christian-Muslim) Education for more than a decade. At the present time, she is serving as the rabbi and the educational coordinator of the Reform Jewish Youth Movement in Israel, which is part of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism. Noa strongly believes in the importance of dialogue and breaking down the barriers that divide us in Israel. She is currently in her fourth (and last) year in rabbinical training at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem , and she will be ordained as a Reform/Progressive Rabbi in Israel in November 2016.
Intern via New Generations Initiative of Search for Common Ground: David Goodman
David Goodman is a graduate of two ICCI young adult dialogue and action programs and currently studies philosophy at the Hebrew University and Judaism at the Shalom Hartman Institute. His main focus at ICCI is “Microphones for Peace.”
Volunteer: Nasser Alqaddi, Arabic translator