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IYCOC Youth Leadership Board Meeting
September 22, 2013
Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana
“THE MORE WE KNOW, THE LESS WE HATE”
Welcome and Introductions: Keerit Kohli/Simran Chadha
Council Participants: Simran Chadha, Keerit Kohli, Kurt Huckleberry, Keemia Kasrevi, Pranati Shah, Cecilia Hurtado, Apurva Mudy, Maham Cheema, Shamailah Azam, Hajar Hammado, Tanzila Suliman, Amy Lutfi, Hayley Wilcox, Christine Fitzpatrick and Srilekha Gnanashanmugam
Adult Participants: Mike Penn Doris Longmead, Jill Weinthal and David Cohen
Mission statement: Keerit Kohli/Simran Chadha
We come together to promote respect, understanding, and appreciation for the integrity of each other’s beliefs, cultures, and traditions, through interfaith dialogue, education, and activities.
Interfaith Experience: A Reflection on Judaism: David Cohen, Temple Beth Sholom Director of Congregational Learning
Mr. Cohen gave a brief explanation of one aspect of the Jewish High Holy Days, the Day of Atonement. He stated that in addition to being a day where Jews asked for their sins to be forgiven, it was also a time to examine how one goes about getting closer to God. Of how one finds ways of moving from where you were to a place that is a little closer to God.
Leadership Training/Teaching: Mike Penn
Leadership Binders and Training Materials were passed out. Mr. Penn also made a brief statement outlining the duties and responsibilities for members serving on the membership board.
Youth Leadership Business meeting: Keerit Kohli/Simran Chadha
Irvine Global Village Festival 9/28/13 Simran Chadha
Simran brought all the materials and after the business meeting everyone
helped to assemble a trifold display for our information booth.
Everyone was encouraged to come by our booth at the Global Festival.
2014 Faith Festival & Forum Simran Chadha
Art Show Chair Kurt Huckleberry
Performance Show Chair Cecilia Hurtado
Both Kurt and Cecilia encouraged Board members to talk to their
friends at school to submit art and performance projects. The board
agreed to hold off any decision on the number of projects one individual
or faith group could submit until we had a better idea of the total number
of participants and projects.
Start date for accepting projects – 10/1/13
Dead line for accepting projects – 12/20/13
Dead line for projects approval – 1/6/14
Saturday Food Chair Pranati Shah
Pranati reported that the cheapest box lunch she found was $7.25 each.
Most other caterers were at $10.00 each. Rather than purchase x number
of lunch boxes and worry about selling them all other options were
considered. After clarification of the from Amy, Hayley and Christine of
the layout of Rosary High School campus the Board agreed to look
into using Lunch Trucks for our food on Saturday.
Faith Information Booths Chair Courtney Widerman
The board agreed to limit the information booths to one per faith tradition.
Sunday Youth Forum Chair Simran Chadha
After much discussion the board agreed to the following theme and dialogue questions:
Faith Festival and Tenth Annual Interfaith Youth Forum Theme –
“Faith and Justice”
Youth Forum Dialogue Questions:
- What roles do sacred scriptures play in your faith tradition?
- How has your faith tradition responded to different interpretations of your sacred scriptures?
- How does your faith and its sacred scriptures discuss justice; social justice, injustice and conflict?
- How has this been practiced in the past?
- What role do women play in your faith tradition today?
- How was it in prior generations?
- Do you expect to see changes in women’s roles in the future?
Hearts & Hands Keerit Kohli
Keerit described what we did last year as our project. A brief discussion
followed considering alternative ideas. Everyone was encouraged to email
Keerit their ideas and suggestions. Keerit said she will contact the
Organizers and report at next month’s youth board meeting the time and
date for the event for this years event.
OC Human Relations invitation to put on a workshop “In Your Faith.”
Part of the “Walk in My Shoes” project at Cal State Fullerton Friday,
November 15, 2013. Cecilia Hurtado
After a description of our workshop last year by Cecilia the board
agreed to participate again this year.
IYCOC and New Vision Partners: Collaboration in putting on the
Interfaith Youth Leadership Initiative. A 3-day program currently planned
June 23-25, 2014: Pranati Shah
Pranati was our IYCOC representative last June’s IYLI 3-day
program last year. Based upon her comments in favor of working
with New Vision Partners for such a program here in OC the board
approved the project
Collaboration with OC Human Relations and other organizations to create
a project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil
Rights Act. Simran Chadha
Time did not permit the board to consider Simran’s suggestion. It
Should be noted that the anniversary date is in early June so this
Suggestion will be on the Youth Board’s agenda for October.
Date and location for the next: IYCOC Youth Board meeting will be from 3-5 pm Sunday October 20, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Tustin.
Mike Penn ( subbing for Courtney)