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Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the September episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will rebroadcast each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Charter 6 in Olean, NY.

Many refugees and parolees are traumatized emotionally, spiritually and physically due to their experiences of war, civil conflict, genocide, violence, rape and death. The Buffalo community has received thousands of refugees in recent years, many of whom have experienced trauma. The RiverRock Church is beginning a project through the Trauma Healing Institute of the American Bible Society to help address the wounds of trauma. In the first segment, Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Rev. Dr. Bob Tice and Laurie Tice about the Faith-based trauma healing groups and training project.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most important of all Jewish Holidays. They are observed in the fall season of the western calendar and the seventh month of the Jewish calendar. In the second segment, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein, Congregation Shir Shalom, talks with his son Boaz and daughter Jarah about the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and other Jewish Holy Days.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ‘86, MS ‘02.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor, Communication Studies; co-director, Video Institute