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Christmas and Hanukkah Celebrated in the USA

On 10th December 2016, SSIO members organised an Annual Christmas and Hanukkah celebration at the Unity Church in Newbury Park, Southern California. The programme opened with the lighting of a Menorah, to commemorate Hanukkah, followed by a brief explanation about this Jewish ceremony, a Hebrew prayer, and a popular Jewish song. The two-hour devotional programme included Biblical stories with scripture readings, followed by Christmas carols illustrating each passage read. SSE students performed a skit depicting similarities between the births of Sathya Sai Baba and Jesus Christ. A long-time SSIO member shared her experiences with Baba and delighted the audience with personal anecdotes. Participants also contributed hygiene items for needy students attending schools in low-income areas of Southern California.

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