NH Club News: Interfaith Women of New Hampshire to host 'Welcoming Winter with Joy'

November 30. 2017 9:50PM

Karishma Manchandra, a Manchester High School Central student and dancer, will be among the performers at the Interfaith Women of New Hampshire's “Welcoming Winter with Joy” event on Monday at Temple Israel in Manchester. (Janet Thornton)

MANCHESTER — The Interfaith Women of New Hampshire will host “Welcoming Winter with Joy,” an event for all women of faith, at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Temple Israel, 66 Salmon St.

The gathering will offer a variety of performances, including by Manchester High School Central student Karishma Manchanda, who will perform the Madhuban mein Radhika, an Indian dance designed to portray a connection with the divine. Manchanda will represent Radhika in the dance, the ideal devotee of Lord Krishna.

Noam Wolf, an Israeli Emissary, or Shlicha, will share songs of Hanukkah as well as other music in the Jewish tradition.

Riman “Rimi” Dwiadari, a Syrian graduate student who works locally, will offer a reading from the Qur’an. She gave a presentation at another Interfaith Women event, speaking about such topics as jihad, the hijab and Muslim women’s education.

Aksara, a four-woman a cappella group, will perform a mix of music from a global perspective with themes of living as one world.

The winter celebration will finish with a sing-along. Refreshments and social time follow.

All women are invited to register for the “Welcoming Winter” event by emailing InterfaithwomenNH@gmail.com. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Temple Israel is handicap-accessible via a stair chairlift. A free-will offer will be accepted to benefit a local charity, but is not required.

For more information about the group, go to interfaithwomennh.org.

Artist and teacher to speak at Monday’s Manchester Artists Association meeting

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Artists Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s French Building, 148 Concord St.

The speaker will be artist Rhonda McCune, who also teaches art, including community education classes a the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

McCune has taught many art forms, including watercolor, sculpture, drawing and ceramics.

A variety of artwork also will be on display, and light refreshments will be available.

The public is welcome to the meeting, which is free. For more about the association, go to www.manchesterartists.com.

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