FC Activity Report: 7/30/2020 – Poetry

Categories: Hellos With Fellows, Sarah Lehman

On July 29th, 2020, at 10:00 AM, I signed on to Zoom for a Friendship Circle session involving poetry. Following a review of the Rules of Respect, the participants were asked if they would rather have the power of flight or underwater breathing. After that, they used word magnets (or rather, an online version of such) to write poetry, as well as writing acrostics, limericks, & haikus.

 

Although I don’t write a lot of poetry myself, I do a lot of writing, and getting your thoughts down onto paper (or the digital equivalent) can be enjoyable, satisfying, and sometimes even cathartic. It helps that poems, contrary to popular belief, do not have to rhyme, and the skills needed for poetry can also be used in songwriting—I think I could certainly be a good lyricist, though someone else would have to compose the music.

FC Friends Give Back

At FC, friends experience the benefits of giving back together and share many opportunities to spread kindness and offer support to their community. We’ve been proud to grow our connections and partnerships by accepting donations and incorporating service days into our programming to support the following organizations:

  • Kids Who Care & Teen Scene Drive:
    • Currently accepting at FC donations of winter clothes, nonperishable food items, animal shelter supplies, and toys for 412 Food Rescue, Casa San Jose, Animal Friends, South Hills Interfaith Movement and Beverly’s Birthdays
  • Teen Scene Challah Bake:
    • Challah Back to Give Back! We shared a memorable night of community, connection, and challah baking last night during this teen collaboration with representatives from FC, Repair the World, BBYO, The Second Floor, NFTY, Bnei Akiva, and NCSY
  • I-Volunteer / Friends on the Town:
    • Our FOTT joined the Federation’s Young Adults Division in December for a mitzvah day to benefit Dress for Success, writing inspirational cards for female job seekers
  • Holiday Donations for Beverly’s Birthdays:
    • We accepted items for teens throughout the month of December benefitting Beverly’s Birthdays
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