Middle East Thanksgiving World Chicago

Middle East North Africa: One Size Does Not Fit All

I love, love, love, Thanksgiving. So when World Chicago said they needed Thanksgiving hosts for a “multicultural group,” we were in. World Chicago “promotes citizen diplomacy.” Essentially, World Chicago makes the local arrangements for travelers who are on professional and educational exchanges (“to advance national security, economic development and social justice”) funded by the US…

Jerriy Witkovsky and Ethan Witkovsky

Eat, Drink and Be Jerry

At 89, grandparenting activist, author and visionary Jerry Witkovsky may be eating less and drinking only water. But “being Jerry” is an inspiration and goal. Because at 89, Jerry is filled with a driving mission and purpose; a passion for his belief that Grandparents can have a transformational effect on their families when they unleash…

Ramadan Feast

1 Hour Remedy to Thwart Muslim Stereotypes

  “Wow…what a way to blow away years of stereotypes in one evening! Everyone should do this,” my 16 year old son said as we got into the car. He was talking about the Niagara Foundation’s Abraham’s Tent program. The motto of the program is “Open Doors, Open Minds and Open Hearts.” Starting in Ramadan,…

Intercultural Wedding

Person to Person Intercultural from World Chicago

  Somewhere between the roasted chicken and the chocolate chip cookies, we abolished global poverty and achieved world peace. And Ange found a wedding dress. It was an amazing dinner. Intercultural Parenting: Values in Action You would think with us already being a Brazilian/USAmerican and Jewish/non-Jewish family, that embracing values of intercultural and interfaith appreciation would…