The Jewish New Year Festival

This article, written by Sue-Ellen Flescher, was originally published in the summer of 2005 in "One World" newsletter.    We offer it again in honor of the recent celebration of Rosh Hashanah in 2017.   The Jewish New Year Festival, called Rosh Hashanah is a solemn religious festival in which Jews pray for God’s forgiveness,... Continue Reading →

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Bread, across time and space

(This article first appeared in the newsletter "One World" in the spring of 2009.) The hamburger or hot dog bun of America, the pizza of Italy, the tortillas of Mexico – these breads have become iconic to those cultures. Bread is one of the most basic foods prepared by Man and is present, in one form... Continue Reading →

One World (Spring 2009)

CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS Kansas Citians talk about important issues and share their stories in ongoing series As we approach the 2009 series of “Cultural Convers ations” at the Plaza Library, we look back on some of the Conversations held at during the 2008 series. The Summer, 2008 issue of O n e Wo rl d contains... Continue Reading →

One World (Autumn 2006)

Multicultural Festivals Cultural Crossroads was a major participant in four multicultural festivals across the metropolitan area. At Grinter House AppleFest, the KCK Lewis & Clark Festival, Independence Heritage Festival, and Southland Multicultural Festival, our volunteers provided multicultural and historical information through dialogue and hands-on activities to over 200 children and adults. Thank you to our... Continue Reading →

One World (Autumn 2005)

South KC Multicultural Festival Longview Community College invited Cultural Crossroads to join in “A Celebrati on of All of Us” – certainly a theme aligned with our own vision. Our “Reading & Rhythm” program of folklore stories and multicultural dances was a great basis for the various performances of dance from different cultures on two... Continue Reading →

One World (Summer 2005)

Magic Carpet Ride  It was a magic carpet ride at “Common Threads – A Celebration of Textiles.” This first-ever event, held on Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the Country Meadows Antique Mall in Independence, focused on how people create textiles and use them for personal protection, decoration, and identification of self and family. As with... Continue Reading →

One World (Winter 2005)

A NEW YEAR, A NEW PROGRAM 2005 On Sunday afternoon, January 23, 2005 Cultural Crossroads will present the next in its series of public programs. “Is this Your new year?” will introduce children from 8 to 14 to the customs of Celtic, Iranian and Jewish new year celebrations, followed by craft stations where each culture... Continue Reading →

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