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Dec 2014

Exam Week Nearing an End

Posted by Townshend in 2014

Exam Week Nearing an End
Exam week is coming to a close!  With just one more day of exams to go, the students are starting to anticipate the winter break and upcoming travels.  Here, some of the Level 2 students take a break to celebrate.  We wish everyone a safe journey, and look forward to coming together again at the beginning of January.

Dec 2014

Arising to Serve

Posted by Townshend in 2014

Arising to Serve
On Sunday, a group of eight students and Year of Service Volunteers completed their training with materials from the Ruhi Institute in Columbia.  These materials are part of a sequence of courses used around the world to empower people to move to the forefront of service and community development.  This particular course, the second in the sequence, focuses on developing skills to engage in meaningful and elevated conversations within a community.  The group gathered every week for some six weeks at the home the Khorram's, where Mara Khorram facilitated the learning.  Everyone was happy to complete this step in their personal development as agents of community growth.

Dec 2014

To Historic Krumlov!

Posted by Townshend in 2014

To Historic Krumlov!
On Friday afternoon, a group of eleven students and staff left campus for a personal development outing to Cesky Krumlov, the World Heritage City just 40 minutes from the Townshend campus. After walking through the mideaval streets of the old city, we had dinner at a cozy traditional restaurant, and then quickly made our way to the Cesky Krumlov Synagogue for the Shabbat service. Last year, the Synagogue was re-opened after 75 years, though the instrumental efforts of Townshend's own Primary teacher, Krista Coyan. Each month she invites the Townshend family to join in the service, and for many of us, these visits have been our first experience of a Jewish service. After the service, the participants went down to a small cafe and enjoyed the company of new friends in singing traditional Jewish songs. The evening was organized by teachers Manar Hassan and Sepehr Taheri, and the bus ride was filled with laughter. [caption id="attachment_957" align="alignnone" width="300"]IMG_5760 Deciding which way to go![/caption] [caption id="attachment_962" align="alignnone" width="300"]IMG_5777 Krumlov's cobblestone streets[/caption] IMG_5765 IMG_5764 Christina & Mr. Taheri
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