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Temple Concord Invites WTB for Tea

The women of Temple Concord (Jewish) have invited us to join them for tea and light kosher breakfast where we’ll have a chance to see a portrayal of Amelia Earhart. The event is at 9:30 a.m. on Sun., March 8. This will be our March monthly meeting.

If you have any gently-used bras these will be collected and sent to a project, Free the Girls,  that helps women who have escaped  the sex trafficking industry. The women repurposs them for their own businesses.  Second-hand clothing is a growing industry around the world.

We will not meet March 22, as previously announced. The address of the synagogue is 910 Madison Street, Syracuse.

Join the Book Discussion March 23

WTB will be discussing  A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alverez  on Monday evening, March 23.  The author will be lecturing in Syracuse in March 31 as part of the Gifford Lecture series.

Alverez befriended a young Haitian working in the Dominican Republic to support his family and tells him a story that she will come to his wedding.  And years later, he invites her.

All women are welcome to read the book and come to the evening discussion. We will meet at the home of Cindy Wojtecki.  Contact Jennifer Roberts Crittenden at 633-2817 for the directions and time.

If you’d like to get a start on the April selection, pick up a copy of  The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. This discussion is April 27 at the home of Patti McGuire.

5th World Interfaith Harmony Assembly was Great Celebration of Cultures & Faith

From the opening “Harmony” song through the ending song of peace, it was a tapestry of music and celebration Feb. 8 for the World Harmony Assembly. Faith groups across CNY participated in this worldwide observance.

Groups participating represented Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Sikism. The Sudanese and Conglese communities also shared in the program hosted by St.  Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral.

WTB was a co-sponsor along with Interfaith Works.

King Abdullah II of Jordan first proposed the event to the United Nations. His goal was to provide a platform for interfaith groups and organizations of goodwill to demonstrate their positive impact on the world. One of the goals is to build ties between and among religious groups. By educating each other about our traditions, we can more appreciate the diversity of our community.

For a personal account of the event by  Susan Wright of the planning committee,  see this webpage at InterFaith Works .

 

 

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