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15-anniversary-dinner-invite15th Anniversary Dinner Nov. 6

We invite women and men to join us in celebrating our 15th Anniversary with a gala international buffet dinner at Temple Concord, 910 Madison St., Syracuse on Sunday, Nov. 6th, beginning at 5:30 pm.

Our keynote speaker is Ruth Colvin, founder of ProLiteracy Worldwide, who played a key role in launching WTB. Ruth is celebrating her 100th birthday this year.

For tickets, mail a check for $50 per person to Women Transcending Boundaries, PO Box 6847, Syracuse NY 13217. RSVP Penny Hart at 457-5904 or email phart03@twcny.rr.com.

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Discussion of Conception, Birth and Abortion Opens Series on Life Cycles

Our Oct. 15 program opened a series of discussions about life cycles, featuring a panel of women from various faith traditions offering their perspectives about life cycles and inviting others to offer their perspectives and questions. Future programs in the series are scheduled from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Jowonio School, 3049 E. Genesee St., on the following dates:

Jan. 15: Life Cycles – Adolescence
Mar. 19: Life Cycles – Marriage, Family and Divorce
Apr. 23: Life Cycles – Death and Dying

Previous programs about perspectives on life cycles generated much interest. Click on links for meeting notes:

Marriage, Arranged Marriages, Birth and Adolescence, Birth, Death and Dying, End of Life Issues.

Upcoming Schmai Gatherings

Join us for our “schmais,” informal gatherings of WTB sisters and friends to relax, enjoy a meal or a snack, laugh, cry, and catch up with friends (both old and new!). Show up as your schedule permits for dinner, 5:30-7:30 pm. We like to explore the variety of eateries and ethnic food in the area.

  • Nov. 9 (Wed.) Oriental Star, 210 W. Genessee St., Fayetteville
  • Dec. 6 (Tues.) CoreLife, 7265 Buckley Rd., Liverpool
  • Jan. 12 (Thurs.) King David’s, Town Center 317, Fayetteville
  • Feb. 15 (Wed.) Vietnamese Noodle House, 709 N. Main St., North Syracuse
  • Mar. 9 (Tues.) Francesca’s Cucina, 545 N. Salina St., Syracuse
  • Apr. 13 (Thurs.) Byblos Mediterranean Restaurant, 316 S. Clinton St., Syracuse
  • May 10 (Wed.) Lock 24 Restaurant, 38 Water St., Baldwinsville

Dec. Book Club: ‘I Am Malala’

i-am-malalaI Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, is the topic of the Dec. 5 book club meeting. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On October 9, 2012, when she was 15, she was shot in the head while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. This book is the remarkable tale of an Afghani family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. For meeting details call Jennifer Roberts Crittenden: 633-2817.

Film on Human Trafficking Nov. 14

Our programs addressing sex trafficking, locally and internationally, have generated much interest, and we invite you to a screening of the movie SOLD, which highlights the story of a typical teenage girl:

  • Location: Regal Theater, Shoppingtown Mall, Stadium 14, Dewitt
  • Date: Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, 6:30 pm

Based on the international bestselling novel by Patricia McCormick and inspired by true accounts, SOLD tells the story of 13 year-old Lakshmi, who is trafficked from her peaceful village in Nepal to a brothel in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl’s story, the 94-minute film gives voice to the millions of children around the world who disappear every year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is 13, the same age as Lakshmi in the film. SOLD is a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit. The screening is being organized by the Syracuse Federation of Women’s Clubs, Zonta Club of Syracuse and NCJW. Tickets are $11 and need to be purchased in advance online.

Introducing Peace Poles

peace-pole-at-dai-bosatsu-zendoMary Hudson, Pagan Chaplain at Syracuse University, spoke at our September program on Peace Poles. Peace poles–at homes and public spaces–serve as reminders to work for and pray for peace. There are tens of thousands of peace poles in over 150 countries with the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in different languages. Mary reported about an interfaith student group and plans to set up two peace poles near Hendricks Chapel. Shinge-shitsu Roko Sherry Chayat, one of the earliest WTB members, sent the accompanying photo of a peace pole at the Zen Buddhist monastery in the Catskills where she is abbot, Dai Bosatsu Zendo. For a report on the meeting click here.


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