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October 20, 2017

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Origami Crane-Making Workshop Nov. 5

Come learn the magical art of origami – the alchemy of turning a flat sheet of paper into a beautiful crane on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 3-5 pm, at Jowonio School, 3049 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. Retired art teacher Diane Lansing will teach us the 16-step process of how to fold an origami crane. Through music and video we will also learn how Sadako Sasaki inadvertently turned the origami crane into a symbol of universal peace. Come enjoy Japanese tea, Japanese music, conversation, and the fun of sharing with others the acquisition of a new art form. These cranes also make beautiful presents. We will explore the possibility of creating 1000 paper cranes to send to the Children’s Peace Monument at the Peace Park in Hiroshima, Japan. This event is free and open to women of all ages.

Turkish Women Host Dessert Dialogue

RISE CNY (Turkish Cultural Center) hosted a desert and dialogue on Oct. 11. This was an opportunity to share thoughts and stories with women from different faiths and cultures while enjoying Turkish treats including two kinds of salads, several desserts, and tea. Turkish cuisine has delicious desserts and our hostesses always provide a spectacular atmosphere. We were arranged in dialogue groups around tables for eight, with two rotations and a final coming together.

Informal Get Together at B’ville Diner Nov. 13

We continue our tradition of casual get togethers (“schmais”) at a local restaurant where we can deepen old friendships and find new ones. We gather around 5 pm, pull a couple of tables together, and each orders and pays for what interests her from the menu.  Join us the B’ville  Diner, 16 East Genesee St., Baldwinsville on Monday, Nov. 13. This  landmark diner has been an iconic mainstay since 1934 and offers a senior discount. The menu includes everything from home cooked meals to healthy choices, soups, salads and fabulous desserts! Great food and people and a great place to gather!

Book Club to Discuss ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’

Our Book Club will meet on Oct. 23 to discuss The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a novel written by Dominican American author Junot Díaz. Although a work of fiction, the novel is set in New Jersey in the United States, where Díaz was raised and deals with the Dominican Republic experience under dictator Rafael Trujillo. The book chronicles both the life of Oscar De León, an overweight Dominican boy growing up in Paterson, New Jersey, who is obsessed with science fiction and fantasy novels and with falling in love, as well as the curse that has plagued his family for generations. For information about the location, call Jennifer Roberts Crittenden, 315-633-2817.

WTB Joins in Interfaith Dinner Dialogues

We joined InterFaith Works in Interfaith Dinner Dialogues on Sept. 14 in homes around the greater Syracuse community. Organized by InterFaith Works of Central New York, these annual dialogues bring together diverse groups of 8-12 people around a simple vegetarian dinner for friendly, facilitated conversation about faith and spirituality. In place of our regular September program, there were several women’s gatherings.

Join a Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build

We are invited to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build in Syracuse in the spring. If you are interested contact Sue Savion, president of Women Transcending Boundaries, suesavion6@gmail.com (315-446-6939).

To join, download our membership form

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