Castro Valley Library

Holidays in the Holy Land by library1.5
Saturday, December 5, 2009, 2:22 pm
Filed under: Displays, Libraries

“Holidays in the Holy Land,” is a display created by Castro Valley Citizens for Middle East Awareness. In the days following 9/11, a group of Muslim, Jewish and Christian women from Castro Valley, who had been casual acquaintances, forged a friendship and created a network to foster tolerance through education. They have made presentations in local schools and at the Library. It’s the ninth year the Library has hosted the display. Among the original members are several who were born in Jordan, Syria, and Israel. A number of beautiful sacred and decorative objects are included in the display case in the Library Lobby, including a wooden creche that was hand carved in Bethlehem, antique Muslim prayer beads, and Hanukkah decorations created by the children of Congregation Shir Ami in Castro Valley.

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