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Intergenerational Dialogue April 21

“The Power of One” will be the theme of a gathering of teen girls and women of all ages and many faiths and cultures Sat., April 21, 2-5 pm. We will be making flannel blankets to donate, sharing stories, and enjoying great food as we cultivate new friendships and help our community. The event is sponsored by Women Transcending Boundaries and hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4889 Bear Rd. in Liverpool, with support from InterFaith Works of Central New York El-Hindi Center for Dialogue. For more information contact Cindy Rahrle, 315-430-8524.

Oberlander Cup Awarded to WTB

The Oberlander Memorial Achievement Cup was awarded to Women Transcending Boundaries at the annual meeting of the Syracuse Federation of Women’s Clubs on April 12 at Barbagallo’s Restaurant. The award was given for the 8th Annual World Interfaith Harmony Assembly project and was accepted by Betty Lamb and Judy Alderman on behalf of WTB. In 1932, the cup was presented to Anna Williams Oberlander as “the Most Civic-Minded Woman in Syracuse” by the First Baptist Church. Upon her death in 1938, the cup was given to the Syracuse Federation of Women’s Clubs in memory of her 25 years as President. The federation has awarded the cup annually to the member club whose contributions in the last year have been most deserving of recognition. WTB also won this award in 2011 for organizing A-OK! Acts of Kindness Weekend.

Book Club to Discuss ‘When God Was a Woman’

The April 23 Book Club meeting will focus on When God Was a Woman, by Merlin Stone. Stone spent approximately ten years engaged in research of the lesser-known, sometimes hidden depictions of the Sacred Feminine, from European and Middle Eastern societies, in preparation to complete this work. In the book, she describes these archetypal reflections of women as leaders, sacred entities and benevolent matriarchs, and also weaves them into a larger picture of how our modern societies grew to the present imbalanced state. For information about meeting location call Jennifer at 315-633-2817.

Sycamore Hill Gardens Tour May 20

Once again, Sycamore Hill Gardens is opening its grounds for our annual fundraiser the afternoon of May 20, the Sunday after Mother’s Day. 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. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $6.00; the price at the event will be $12.00. For more information and tickets, contact Sue Savion suesavion6@gmail.com (315-446-6939).

Sewing Students Get Machines and Supplies

The third session of the refugee sewing program for the 2017-18 year has ended, with each student receiving a donated (and tested) sewing machine along with a baggie of sewing supplies worth about $50.00. There were also several tables of donated fabric for each student to choose from, and a shopping bag to put their selections in. Most teachers drive their student home because they have too much to carry. The final session began March 29. Visitors are always welcome in class; just call Jennifer at 315-633-2817 to let us know you are coming.

Program on Indigenous People of Alaska

Our President, Sue Savion, presented a narrated slideshow with still pictures and videos of the indigenous people of Alaska on March 11, portraying their art, culture, dance and games (read a report here).

Synagogue Hosts Interfaith Assembly

Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas hosted our World Interfaith Harmony Assembly on Feb. 5. “Voices in Harmony” was the theme of this 8th annual assembly jointly organized by Women Transcending Boundaries and InterFaith Works. The Monday evening program featured people from more than a dozen local faith communities, and the reception following offered opportunities to meet new people. For a report and photos in the Syracuse Post-Standard, click here.

Dialogues Continue Around Town

On Jan. 7 we met at CNY Rise to hear several members talk about notable women in their faith tradition and lessons we can learn from their lives and experiences (read a report here). Previous dialogues included:

  • Dec. 10 at the Matilda Joslyn Gage Museum in Fayetteville: dialogues with local Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights on themes portrayed by displays in various rooms of the museum (read a report here)
  • Oct. 11 at CNY Rise: sharing thoughts and stories with women from different faiths and cultures (read a report here)
  • Sept. 14, at various homes: Interfaith Dinner Dialogues bringing together diverse people for friendly, facilitated conversation about faith and spirituality over a meal

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