Syrian Family Dinner

July 17, 2018

I don’t even know that words can express the joy that I felt inside the home of this Syrian family. Warmth, love, laughter, amazing food, joy, family: these are some of the words that come to mind. They love each other, they love guests, they love laughter and being silly and FUN! Meet this family and I promise, they will grow your heart.

Eve Miller Beck

Amazing experience

June 20, 2018

So happy to spend an evening in Nepali families home and learn about Nepal 🇳🇵. Amazing food great conversation

Sandra Kauffman

Penn State Experience

April 22, 2018

If you are thinking about partaking in any of the Bridge programs’ experiences… DO IT!! Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking a handful of my Penn State students to participate in the Master Bridge experience and my students told me it was one of the most memorable things they have done in college. We were able to experience the arts from Myanamar and the Congo, and have an amazing dinner with a Syrian and Somalian family, who we now consider part of our own. Our dinner consisted of delicious food from the Congo and it was such a unique opportunity. But even more impactful we were able to share fellowship with local members of the refugee community and they shared with us their history, culture, and stories. We cannot wait do it again!

TaLisa DeJesus

Syrian Refugee Dinner

April 12, 2018

The Syrian Refugee Dinner was an exceptional experience. We have so much to learn from refugees. The Syrian buffet was delicious and I made new friends.

Janet Toomey Stone

Syrian sharing night

April 12, 2018

What a great evening at the Syrian sharing night! The Syrian food from Upohar is so delicious and the Syrian families are so friendly to chat with. I’m really looking forward to their next Congo night event!

Wen Xin

Syria: A Night of Sharing

April 12, 2018

What a joy it was to attend, “Syria: A Night of Sharing” at Upohar tonight. The food was delicious, but more importantly, we gained more understanding about the experiences of Syrian refugees and their families. I was incredibly impressed with their openness, determination, strength, and appreciation for where they are in life. Thank you for providing such wonderful opportunities for all of us in Lancaster to come together in love and support of one another. It was a night that I will long remember and cherish.

Ellyn Naclerio Ross

Syrian Diner March 28

April 5, 2018

Loved the food and fellowship. My heart is full and so was my belly. I was enlightened by their stories of struggles and love of family. Cannot wait to do it again.


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March 28, 2018

Gina Ames

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March 28, 2018

The food was amazing, and hearing the stories from the amazing people willing to share them was inspirational and filled my wife and I with gratitude. Everyone should experience Bridge!

Jaime Arroyo

Syrian Night at Upohar

March 28, 2018

Syrian Night at Upohar. Wonderful, wonderful food, great service. Appreciated the chance to hear from three transplanted Syrian families, settled here in Lancaster. Mustafa, I am in awe of your energy and passion for bridging cultures.

Louise Ranck

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