15th Anniversary Dinner Nov. 6

wtb-new-logoWe invite women and men to join us in celebrating our 15th anniversary at our International Dinner Buffet on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 pm at Temple Concord, 910 Madison St., Syracuse, NY  13210. 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 photos of previous international dinners, click here.

RSVP: Penny Hart at 457-5904 or email Phart03@twcny.rr.com. Tickets are $50.00 and may be obtained by mailing a check to Women Transcending Boundaries, PO Box 6847, Syracuse, NY 13217.

Programs to Focus on Life Cycles

Women Transcending Boundaries’ monthly programs will feature panels of women from various faiths and cultures offering their perspectives on life cycles. Unless otherwise noted, the location is Jowonio School, 3049 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, from 3-5 pm.

Jowonio School

Oct. 16: Life Cycles – Conception, Birth and Abortion
Nov. 6: Our 15th Anniversary Dinner (Temple Concord, 5:30 pm)
Dec. 11: Festival of Lights
Jan. 15: Life Cycles – Adolescence
Feb. __: World Interfaith Harmony Assembly (date and location to be announced)
Mar. 19: Life Cycles – Marriage, Family and Divorce
Apr. 23: Life Cycles – Death and Dying
May 21: Tour of Sycamore Hill Gardens (Marcellus)

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.

  • Oct. 13 (Thurs.) Eva’s European Sweets, 1305 Milton Ave., Syracuse
  • 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

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 advanced online.

Introducing Peace Poles

peace-poleMary 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. (For information about the Peace Pole Project, click here.)

Japanese Tea Ceremony Showcased

Tea, and specifically the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, was featured at our monthly meeting on March 13. Maggie Simpson, a visual artist from Cortland, performed the choreographed ritual of preparing and serving green tea and explained its meaning. Green tea and a Japanese sweet were served to those who wished to share the experience. For a report of the program, click here.


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