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Friendship Dinner 2021

January 23, 2021 6:30-8:00pm
We are happy to bring the community together over inspiring cultural programs, entertainment, and good food again this year.

Sebastopol and Takeo friends

Sebastopol students welcome their Takeo friends at a festive dinner

Visiting Sebastopol

Sebastopol and Takeo exchange students visit the redwoods together

U.S. Open World Program

Sebastopol is proud to host delegations from our Ukrainian sister city Chyhyryn as part of the U.S. Open World program

Educational Enrichment

Participants in our exchange program enjoy educational day-trips and activities as well as getting to know each other

World Peace, One Friend at a Time

Our Mission

The mission of Sebastopol World Friends is to link Sebastopol with its sister cities through a variety of educational and cultural programs and to coordinate exchanges which will promote lasting friendships.

Sebastopol World Friends offers a changing array of programs connected to our sister city relationships with Takeo, Japan, and Chyhyryn, Ukraine.  We also engage with our community through a variety of events and cultural activities, and offer opportunities to host visitors and volunteer.  

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Watch our 2021 Friendship Dinner Celebration!

Watch our 2021 Friendship Dinner Celebration!

Dear Friends, The 2021 Sister City Friendship Dinner was unlike anything we have ever done before. And it was a huge success because of all of you who joined us on Zoom. We were thrilled to finally welcome our friends from Ukraine and Japan to join us all at the same...

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Futomaki (Fat rolled sushi) Recipe

Futomaki (Fat rolled sushi) Recipe

Futomaki is a large colorful sushi roll which are made by Japanese families with many variations and styles for parties and bento boxes.  Below is the recipe that we have used for the Sebastopol World Friends’ Friendship Dinner over the past years with guidance of...

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Japanese Cucumber “Sunomono” Salad Recipe

Japanese Cucumber “Sunomono” Salad Recipe

Sunomono (酢の物), which literally means “vinegared dish” is a traditional Japanese side dish which is made with cucumbers among other things. We have made several versions of Sunomono for the Friendship Dinner including one year when we made a spicy version by adding...

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Ukrainian Cabbage Salad Recipe

Ukrainian Cabbage Salad Recipe

Ukrainian Cabbage Salad is a type of vinegar coleslaw.  To make it taste Ukrainian be sure to use sunflower oil.  – Patty LevenbergIngredients (Makes about 12 servings) 1 pound cucumber, thinly sliced 1 small head of cabbage, shredded ½ head purple cabbage, shredded 1...

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Meat Borsch Recipe

Meat Borsch Recipe

For the Friendship Dinner we make about 48 quarts of this meaty borsch. This recipe makes about 12 – 2 cup portions or 6 quarts.  Borsch is an eastern European favorite and many people at the Friendship Dinner want to take some home. Our borsch is adapted from “Please...

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Vegan Borsch Recipe

Vegan Borsch Recipe

Every year I make the vegan borsch for Sebastopol World Friends’ annual Friendship Dinner. The recipe below is reduced from the 12 quart version that I make for the Friendship Dinner.  It should make about 6 quarts of a thick soup. I have made this recipe for several...

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