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January 22, 2018

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Synagogue to Host Interfaith Assembly Feb. 5

Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas will host our World Interfaith Harmony Assembly on Feb. 5. “Voices in Harmony” is the theme of this 8th annual assembly jointly organized by Women Transcending Boundaries and InterFaith Works. The Monday evening program, featuring people from more than a dozen local faith communities, will begin at 6:30, with a reception following.

The synagogue is on 18 Patsy Lane, off Jamesville Rd. in Dewitt. Parking, including handicap parking, is available at the synagogue, with overflow parking and a shuttle bus at Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church on 5299 Jamesville Rd. To download a flier for the event, click here. The UN General Assembly established World Interfaith Harmony Week in 2010 to promote mutual understanding and interfaith dialogue as essential to a culture of peace.

Book Club to Discuss ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’

The Jan. 22 Book Club meeting will focus on Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. As a botanist and professor at SUNY ESF, Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces indigenous teachings that consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. She brings these two lenses of knowledge together with her own experiences in her family and as a teacher. For information about meeting location contact Patti McGuire, 315-457-7745 or 315-481-5633.

Dialogues Continue at CNY Rise

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. 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
  • 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

Making Origami Cranes

We learned the alchemy of turning paper into cranes at our Nov. 5 meeting. Diane Lansing showed a video about Sadako, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing. Then she showed us how to fold the paper into the cranes that have become symbols of peace, and we helped each other create beautiful mementos (read a report here).

Around Town

  • FRIENDSHIP DINNER AT CNY RISE – Jan. 24, 275 W. Seneca Turnpike; theme: The Promise of Ending Childhood Lead Poisoning in Syracuse. RSVP info@risecenter.org by Jan. 22.
  • SERVICE PROJECT: Habitat for Humanity build – spring 2018, contact Sue Savion, suesavion6@gmail.com (315-446-6939)

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