Coop Brings Us Together for A Night

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This month my coop celebrated Hannukah, and Christmas, the month before Italian Heritage night, and earlier in the year we also celebrated Jewish New Year, and Chinese New Year.  The beauty of it is we share in each other’s traditions. It doesn’t matter what our background is, we share, we enjoy each other’s traditions, company, friendship.  We can have neighborly disagreements, but on these evenings, doesn’t matter, we come together in support of each other’s culture, traditions, and we just have fun, the kids have fun.  I thought about it last night, how nations could learn a lot from my coop.  Our board is culturally diverse, and we have immigrants on the board, immigrants who love this nation, love the opportunities given to them.   The joy we get from these celebrations, from being with our neighbors, being able to share in that, in these different traditions is a beautiful thing.  Immigration, properly done, is a vital part of our society and enriches when properly implemented etc…  May we find joy in the season and if we have the chance to share in different cultural traditions with friends and neighbors, may we embrace that. 

Shalom and Amen.


kappello

Born in New Jersey, August 1965, this Italian-American has always had a great interest in music, particularly the Oldies, Country and Ethnic music, including Irish. For over 10 years Ms. Appello passionately taught ESL to students of varying ages. Grounded if her faith and spirituality, Katherine endured a range of issues, including a great deal of pain, which was finally diagnosed to be associated with Fibromyalgia. The essence and the power of music, of words, allow Katherine to overcome these struggles each and every time. We are all blessed to have Katherine’s strength, wisdom, and words to write “Pray For Me Tonight’