In response to the recent tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue, the Japanese community would like to gather and present 1,000 cranes as an expression of our condolences.
In Japanese culture it is believed that if one folds 1,000 origami cranes, or senbazuru, one’s wish will come true. It has also become a symbol of hope and healing during challenging times. The cranes are usually strung together and given as gifts. Blue and white are symbolic colors in Judaism, representing divinity, light, and purity.
We invite you to join us in creating this symbol of solidarity and peace for the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. We are using 15cm square origami paper, and you are welcome to use your own paper. If you are in need of paper, or to deliver cranes, please visit the University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms Open House on December 2, the JASP office at 2735 Mosside Blvd, Suite 402, Monroeville, PA 15146, or contact our office to arrange a meeting at 412-856-8680 or email@example.com. We will be providing updates with more collection points and folding opportunities as they become available.
Please refer to this instructional video if you would like to learn how to fold a crane, but do not complete the last step of opening the wings so that we can string the cranes together.
Join us for the Japanese-English Reading Circle.
Mission: to promote language learning through reading and language exchange. We aim to keep positivity and motivation high while developing reading fluency, vocabulary, content discussion, and reading strategies in a fun, collaborative environment.
Meetings: will consist of icebreaker language games, discussions about book topics, questions about language, formation of reading goals, and reading strategy sharing/reflection
Who can join: Japanese learners of English or English-speaking learners of Japanese. Any proficiency level is okay, although it would help to have at least beginner level knowledge of the second language you are studying. You can also sign up for the Facebook group or Google group for reminders.
What is a bōnenkai? The characters in "Bonenkai (忘年会)" literally translate to "forget the year gathering." It is a traditional Japanese get-together for friends, co-workers, and colleagues held at the end of the year.
All JASP Members are invited to catch up with friends and relax after a year of hard work at the Wigle Whiskey Tasting Room in the Omni William Penn Hotel downtown, on Tuesday, December 11th, from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.
Beverages will be available for purchase, and Wigle Whiskey will donate 9.9% of the proceeds to the JASP.
Please register as space is limited.
TEL: 412-856-8608 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress: 2735 Mosside Blvd, Suite 402 Monroeville, PA 15146
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