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.

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.

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 had a wonderful interfaith iftar dinner on the 27th night of Ramadan, which is Laylat Al Qadr a.k.a. Power of Nights. The event was hosted at LVMPD Summerlin Area Command by the collaboration of LVMPD Summerlin Area Command and Silver Sage Foundation.

This Power of Night Iftar dinner event brought people from different faiths and backgrounds together to share a meal, break bread, and learn from one another. While Summerlin Area Command hosted the event, the volunteers of Silver Sage Foundation set up the tables, room, and prepared the delicious meal.

The event started with the welcome speech by Kevin McMahill, the LVMPD sheriff. Sheriff McMahill thanked all the participants and the volunteers of Silver Sage Foundation for being the co-host of the event. Dr. Ali Shehata talked about the Laylat Al-Qadr. Later, participants watched a short video about Ramadan and listened to the “call for adhan” to break their fast.

We believe that events like these are essential in fostering mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation among people of different backgrounds. We hope that this event will serve as a platform for meaningful connections and conversations that will contribute to building a more inclusive and united community.

We, Silver Sage Foundation, want to express our deepest gratitude to all who attended, and to the volunteers who prepared delicious food. Your commitment to fostering understanding and goodwill across communities is amazing.

Ramadan Kareem! 🌙✨ 

#interfaithiftar #community #ramadanblessings #Interfaith #RamadanKareem #RamadanMubarak #PowerOfNights #LaylatAlQadr

The Silver Sage Foundation – Reno Office and the University of Nevada – Reno Rumi Club held their annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner on Saturday evening, April 15, 2023, and approximately 130 people gathered at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center in Reno.

The dinner was an opportunity for the Northern Nevada community members to join their Muslim friends for an evening meal as they break their Ramadan fast. The event included a traditional Middle Eastern Turkish dinner.

The guest list included Assemblywoman Angela D. Taylor, Ph.D., Cynthia Esparza, M. Chief Equity and Community Relationships Officer from the City of Reno, on behalf of Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Ralph Caldwell, and people of diverse faiths and backgrounds attended the annual Ramadan dinner.

The event started with short presentations by community peacemakers about the holy month of Ramadan and its meaning for the community. Before breaking the fast, a call to prayer, “Adhan,” was announced with its meaning in the subtitles on the screen. Assemblywoman Angela D. Taylor, Ph.D., made the closing remarks.

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, Silver Sage Foundation – Reno Office will continue these interfaith efforts and publicize future events among faith and peoples in the Northern Nevada area.

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We had a truly wonderful time tonight at our interfaith iftar dinner at Silver Sage Foundation! It was a beautiful and meaningful evening, filled with delicious food, engaging conversation, and heartfelt camaraderie.

As members of different faith communities, we came together to break bread and share in the spirit of Ramadan. It was inspiring to see so many people from different backgrounds and beliefs coming together in solidarity and friendship.

We, Silver Sage Foundation, want to express our deepest gratitude to all who attended, and to the volunteers who prepared delicious food. Your commitment to fostering understanding and goodwill across communities is truly admirable.

We hope that this event will serve as a catalyst for further dialogue and collaboration between our communities. By building bridges and nurturing relationships across faith lines, we can create a more inclusive and harmonious society for all.

Thank you again for joining us tonight, and may this Ramadan bring peace, blessings, and joy to us all.

Please subscribe to our website and to stay tuned for more upcoming events and opportunities to connect with our interfaith community. Ramadan Kareem! 🌙✨ 

#interfaithiftar #community #ramadanblessings #Interfaith #RamadanKareem #RamadanMubarak

What a beautiful night spent together in unity and love! We’re thrilled to share with our guests all the amazing moments from tonight’s Intrafaith Ramadan Iftar Dinner! 🌙🍴

It was an incredible gathering of members from the Muslim community, coming together to break fast and share in the blessings of Ramadan. The event was hosted at Silver Sage Foundation and featured a delicious meal, engaging discussions, and heartwarming connections.

We were honored to have special guests from the Muslim Community who shared their inspiring stories and reflections on the importance of unity, blessings and wisdom of Ramadan, and as we are in the last 10 days of Ramadan, Power of Night- Laylat Al-Qadr. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn from one another and build bridges of understanding. 

Thank you to all who joined us tonight and helped make this event a success. We hope that this Iftar Dinner served as a reminder of the power of faith and fellowship in bringing people together. Special thanks to the volunteers of Silver Sage Foundation for the cute decoration of the room and delicious food.

May the blessings of Ramadan continue to guide us towards greater understanding and peace. #intrafaithiftar #community #ramadanblessings

Stay tuned for more upcoming events and opportunities to connect with our intrafaith Muslim community. Ramadan Mubarak! 🌙✨