They gave her the keys to the mosque — and now she wants to open its doors to the neighborhood _ public radio international

Ryan Schuessler/PRI“The place was packed with people,” recalls Marion Sedorowitz, who grew up in the mosque and now sits on the board. Abc yoga cards printable “It was just amazing, how many people could fit into it.”

For much of its existence, the congregation kept a low profile. Wild lotus yoga nola Brooklyn’s Lipka Tatars did not interact much with other Muslim groups — with the exception of the few Albanian and Turkish families that joined the congregation — and also never built strong ties to other Polish, Lithuanian or Belarusian communities.


“I can’t really explain it that well,” Ratkewitch says. Absolute yoga gerrards cross “There is just this old mentality of being almost isolationist. Bikram yoga san jose costa rica And in their mind, that is safe. Yoga for osteoporosis That will keep our members together, and keep the identity from being changed.”

Lipka Tatars largely stopped immigrating to the US during the Cold War, and attendance at the mosque plummeted when younger generations of American Tatars moved away or married non-Muslims. Yoga pants pictures tumblr The mosque’s membership still represents around 100 families, but the community only gathers on holidays or for funerals. Hotbox yoga For the few religious services, attendance is seldom more than a dozen people.

It is the slow generational shift in the mosque’s leadership that has started to open the mosque up. Yoga poses pictures for weight loss After the last Lipka Tatar imam retired, the congregation brought in a Turkish imam. Free online yoga for runners Earlier this year, at Ratkewitch’s suggestion, the community opened its doors on Eid, which Tatars call Uraza bayram, and held a barbecue for the neighborhood, a historically Italian part of Brooklyn.

Among the other ideas Ratkewitch has: host interfaith lectures; become a place where imams can hold religion classes for local Muslim kids of all backgrounds; use the facility to offer a space for Muslim women to do yoga; or hold more Lipka Tatar cultural events, like cooking classes.

“If we can keep it open, that’d be great,” Ratkewitch says. Yoga centre east london “I think social programs, whether or not they are directly tied to religion, would be a good idea. Yoga tips for beginners at home We did have a couple of cooking classes — of those old dishes from our grandparents — and we’re going to keep doing that because it was really nice to see, because it was the best turnout we’ve gotten in years.”

“The first time we did that, we had around 40 people come. Core power yoga st paul mn And it was like, ‘Wow, yeah, this place used to be full, and it can be that again.’”

Ryan Schuessler/PRI“The place was packed with people,” recalls Marion Sedorowitz, who grew up in the mosque and now sits on the board. Sahaja yoga music mp3 download “It was just amazing, how many people could fit into it.”

For much of its existence, the congregation kept a low profile. Yoga cookie cutters gingerbread Brooklyn’s Lipka Tatars did not interact much with other Muslim groups — with the exception of the few Albanian and Turkish families that joined the congregation — and also never built strong ties to other Polish, Lithuanian or Belarusian communities.

“I can’t really explain it that well,” Ratkewitch says. Yoga beneficios para adelgazar “There is just this old mentality of being almost isolationist. Rodney yee power yoga calories And in their mind, that is safe. The yoga room berkeley That will keep our members together, and keep the identity from being changed.”

Lipka Tatars largely stopped immigrating to the US during the Cold War, and attendance at the mosque plummeted when younger generations of American Tatars moved away or married non-Muslims. Bikram yoga boston schedule The mosque’s membership still represents around 100 families, but the community only gathers on holidays or for funerals. Yoga source palo alto groupon For the few religious services, attendance is seldom more than a dozen people.

It is the slow generational shift in the mosque’s leadership that has started to open the mosque up. Yoga poses for weight loss belly After the last Lipka Tatar imam retired, the congregation brought in a Turkish imam. Laughter yoga training online Earlier this year, at Ratkewitch’s suggestion, the community opened its doors on Eid, which Tatars call Uraza bayram, and held a barbecue for the neighborhood, a historically Italian part of Brooklyn.

Among the other ideas Ratkewitch has: host interfaith lectures; become a place where imams can hold religion classes for local Muslim kids of all backgrounds; use the facility to offer a space for Muslim women to do yoga; or hold more Lipka Tatar cultural events, like cooking classes.

“If we can keep it open, that’d be great,” Ratkewitch says. What are some yoga poses to lose weight “I think social programs, whether or not they are directly tied to religion, would be a good idea. Yoga blogs to follow We did have a couple of cooking classes — of those old dishes from our grandparents — and we’re going to keep doing that because it was really nice to see, because it was the best turnout we’ve gotten in years.”

“The first time we did that, we had around 40 people come. Power yoga benefits weight loss And it was like, ‘Wow, yeah, this place used to be full, and it can be that again.’”

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