Silver Sage Volunteers in Las Vegas made Noah’s pudding and shared it with community members such as, three different fire departments, Bolder City Police department and United Methodist Church. Some of the volunteers also attended Sunday service at Epiphany Episcopal Church and UNLV United Methodist Church. We talked about the history of Noah’s Pudding along with the story of Noah’s Ark and The Flood, and shared the homemade Asure (Noah’s Pudding) with the attendees.

Thank you to our volunteers.

What is Noah’s Pudding?

Noah’s pudding, also known as “Aşure” in Turkish, is a traditional dessert with a rich history and cultural significance. It is typically prepared and enjoyed during the Islamic month of Muharram, especially on the 10th day, known as Ashura, which holds religious significance for both Muslims and Jews.

The pudding is made from a combination of various grains, legumes, dried fruits, and nuts, symbolizing the unity and diversity of ingredients. These ingredients often include wheat, barley, chickpeas, beans, lentils, rice, dried apricots, raisins, figs, and various types of nuts like walnuts and almonds. The mixture is sweetened with sugar or a sweet syrup, and fragrant spices like cinnamon and cloves are added for flavor.

The preparation of Noah pudding is a communal activity in many cultures, bringing families and communities together. It is cooked in large quantities to be shared with friends, neighbors, and those in need. This act of sharing reflects the spirit of compassion, generosity, and unity.

Noah’s pudding is not only a delicious dessert but also a symbol of harmony, diversity, and solidarity among different cultures and religions. It is a reminder of the importance of coming together, helping one another, and celebrating the shared values of humanity.

Silver Sage Foundation Reno hosted a Noah’s Pudding sharing event on August 20, 2023, at the Spanish Spring Presbyterian Church and First Methodist Church. 

Noah’s pudding is a traditional Middle Eastern dish that is made with a variety of ingredients, including grains, nuts, fruits, and spices. It is said to have originated when Noah’s Ark came to rest on Mount Ararat after the flood. The family of Noah celebrated their survival by creating a pudding made from the remaining food supplies on the ark.

The Silver Sage Foundation’s Noah’s Pudding sharing event is a way to celebrate diversity and community. The pudding symbolizes hope and renewal, and the event is a chance for people of all backgrounds to come together and share a meal.

The Silver sage Foundation Reno chapter hosted a panel discussion on the topic of “Abraham’s hospitality and sacrifice” on June 29 at the Spanish Springs Presbyterian Church. The discussion was moderated by Semra Özdemir outreach volunteer at the Silver Sage Foundation. The panelists included Tom Willadsen the Pastor of Spanish Springs Ppresbyterian church, Benjamin Katz the Rabbi of Temple of Emanu-El, and Ayse Tandogan volunteer at Silver Sage Foundation.

The panelists discussed the story of Abraham from a variety of perspectives, including historical, theological, and ethical. They explored the themes of hospitality, sacrifice, and obedience in the story, and they considered how these themes are relevant to our own lives today. The discussion was lively and thought-provoking, and it generated a lot of discussion among the audience.

What a great day our volunteers had! It’s great to see our volunteers and others coming together to participate in the Ponderosa Planting event organized by the Southern Nevada Conservancy at Mt Charleston. Silversage Foundation volunteers planted over 100 ponderosa trees which is a significant contribution to the preservation of nature in our area.
Taking action to protect the environment is crucial for the well-being of our planet and future generations. By planting trees, we are not only helping to beautify the landscape but also playing a vital role in combating climate change, providing habitats for wildlife, and improving air quality.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) emphasizes the importance of planting trees and caring for the environment by saying: Even if the resurrection were established upon one of you while he has in his hand a sapling, let him plant it. It encourages individuals to take responsibility for nurturing and preserving nature, even if they were in the midst of a significant event like resurrection.
Thank you to all of our volunteers! Thank you Southern Nevada Conservancy for organizing the tree planting event.
Keep up the fantastic work folks!!

Join us for a rewarding day of volunteering and planting!

Are you passionate about the environment and making a positive impact? We invite you to join us for a special planting activity to help restore and beautify our community. 🌳🌷

🗓️ Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
⏰ Time: 9-12 and/or 12-3pm
📍 Location: Mt. Charleston

In collaboration with Southern NV Conservancy, we’re organizing this wonderful event to create a greener and healthier environment together. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or simply enjoy getting your hands dirty, this is an opportunity for everyone to contribute and make a difference.

All necessary tools and equipment will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your gardening gloves and wear comfortable clothes. This event is open to all ages, so feel free to bring your family and friends along!

Spread the word and help us make this planting activity a huge success. Together, we can create a greener future for generations to come. 🌏💚

More information along with RSVP form:

We had our Mother Mary in Islam workshop, part 1 at the Henderson Birds Viewing Preserve Sunday morning. We had the second part of the event at the Silver Sage Foundation in the afternoon.

Grateful for the beautiful journey of understanding and unity at the ‘Mother Mary in Islam’ interfaith event. We came together to explore the shared reverence for Mary, a remarkable figure cherished by both Muslims and Christians. Our hearts and minds were enlightened by the wisdom and love present in the diverse perspectives shared. Let’s continue fostering dialogue, respect, and compassion as we embrace our common values. 

We express our gratitude to the organizers, volunteers, and supporters who made this event possible. Your dedication and hard work have made a profound impact on our community. Thank you for helping us take a step closer towards a more harmonious and inclusive society.

May the blessings of Mother Mary and the Divine guide us on our path towards unity and peace. #MotherMaryInIslam #InterfaithDialogue #UnityInDiversity #LoveAndRespect #PeacefulCoexistence #InterfaithLove #UnityInDiversity 

We are delighted to inform you of a very special event, “Mother Mary in Islam – A Celebration of Divine Love.”

This unique occasion, organized by Silver Sage Foundation and Interfaith Council of Nevada, aims to foster understanding, unity, and appreciation of the revered figure of Mother Mary in the Islamic tradition. Join us as we explore her significance and learn about her exemplary character.

Esteemed scholar Zeki Saritoprak, professor of Religious Studies at John Carroll University in Ohio, will share his knowledge and insights into the role of Mother Mary in Islam, her virtuous life, and the teachings she embodies.

Please save the date for this enlightening event and come with an open heart and mind. We encourage people of all faiths and backgrounds to attend and share in this celebration of divine love and universal values.

There will be two different events. Since space is limited in the morning session at Henderson Birds Viewing Preserve, RSVP is required. Text Julia at Interfaith Council at 702-268-6414 to to RSVP.

No need to RSVP for the afternoon session.

Date: Sunday, May 28

Guest Speaker: Professor Zeki Saritoprak, John Carroll University

Session 1:
Henderson Birds Viewing Preserve
Time: 10 AM
Address: 350 E. Galleria Dr.
Henderson, NV 89011

RSVP: Text to Julia @ 702-268-6414
Session 2:
Silver Sage Foundation
Time: 2 PM
Address: 2920 N Green Valley Pkwy #212,
Henderson, NV 89014

No RSVP required

For any inquiries or further information, please contact us at [email protected]

We look forward to your presence at the “Mother Mary in Islam Event – A Celebration of Divine Love.” Let us come together to honor and learn from the cherished figure who unites us in our shared humanity.

Friday, April 21 is Eid Al-Fitr!
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Eid filled with happiness and blessings from Silver Sage Foundation.

May Allah (swt) accept from us and you all our efforts, and may we all be amongst those who reach the next Ramadan, inshAllah 🙏🏼✨

#Eid #EidAlFitr #EidMubarak

Are you passionate about cooking? Do you want to learn new recipes and techniques? Then, you’re in luck! Our Cooking Club is hosting an upcoming event that you won’t want to miss.

On Saturday, May 6th, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, we’re holding a cooking class. Our experienced chef Elif Tanyeri will guide you through the preparation of stuffed grape leaves and dry-fruit cookie. The event will take place at Silver Sage Foundation located at 2920 N Green Valley Pkwy #212, Henderson, NV. All cooking equipment and ingredients will be provided, so all you need to bring is your appetite and a willingness to learn.

Not only will you have the opportunity to learn new recipes and techniques, but you’ll also get to meet like-minded individuals who share your love for cooking. Plus, at the end of the class, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious meal together with your fellow cooking enthusiasts.

The cost for this event is free. However, we appreciate donations for the materials needed. 

Spaces are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot soon by emailing us at [email protected].

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to hone your cooking skills and enjoy a delicious meal. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Cooking Club event!🍽️👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 #cookingclub #internationalcuisine #foodie #culinaryadventures #joinus

We are excited to announce that we will be attending a litter pickup event at Mt. Charleston which is hosted by Southern Nevada Conservancy in honor of Earth Day. This event is a great opportunity for community members to come together and make a positive impact on the environment.

The litter pickup event will take place on Saturday, May 13, from 9 AM to noon. Southern Nevada Conservancy will provide all necessary supplies, including gloves, bags, and pickers.

We encourage everyone to participate in this event and help keep our community clean and beautiful. It is a great way to get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and meet new people while making a difference.

Please RSVP by emailing us at so we can ensure we have enough supplies for everyone. You can also RSVP through

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Earth Day Community Engagement Litter Pickup Event!

Together, we can make a difference and show our love for Mother Earth. Let’s do our part to create a more sustainable future for generations to come! 💚