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September 20, 2018

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Program Theme: ‘Understanding the Other’

Our upcoming monthly programs will revolve around the theme “Understanding the Other.” We will meet the third Monday of the month, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at Jowonio School, 3049 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. Our first meeting, on Sept. 17, explored ways we view or have viewed people as “the other” and what steps we might take so that we don’t see them as “the other.”

Teaching New Americans to Sew

Sewing class has begun for the 2018-2019 year, led by Jennifer Roberts Crittenden. The current class has students from Burma, Nepal, South Sudan, Congo, and Afghanistan. Students arrived in this country as long ago as 9 years, and as recently as 14 days. They have been sewing and taking home small pillows, potholders, and aprons. They will soon be making winter hats, pajama pants, blouses, and other items of their choice.  The class is friendly, with lots of conversation (and sometimes pantomime for less fluent English speakers) between students and teachers. There is no cost to students for any of the materials they use in class or take home after their last class. This is due to the donations of fabric, notions and machines of our many generous benefactors. Thanks to all who spread the word about our work; we couldn’t survive without you.

Book Club to Discuss ‘My Promised Land’

The Oct. 22 meeting of the book club will discuss My Promised Land, by Ari Shavit; it is about Israel. The following book club meeting, on Dec. 3, will discuss Salt Houses, by Hala Alyan; it is about Palestine. For information about meeting location, contact Jennifer Roberts Crittenden, 315-633-2817.

Around Town

  • Sept. 21 – Concert of Ragas on the Sitar, Setnor Auditorium, 7:30-9:00 pm, free
  • Sept. 27 – Interfaith Dinner Dialogues; for information contact Daryl Files at dfiles@interfaithworkscny.org
  • Feb. 4, 2019 – World Interfaith Harmony Assembly

Sycamore Hill Gardens Tour

Once again, Sycamore Hill Gardens opened its grounds for our annual fundraiser on May 20. The nearly 40 acres of privately-owned land west of Marcellus include diverse statuary, koi ponds, stonework, a formal garden, a hedge maze and more. Recent plantings of 10,000 trees and shrubs have turned the land surrounding the garden into one of New York State’s largest privately held bird sanctuaries. We welcomed spring (after a very long winter) at these beautiful walmartone login private gardens opened especially for us.

 

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