This week's Torah portion tells about the move of the family of Yaakov - the family that would become the Jewish people in the future - from Canaan to Egypt. Quite a big change for them, and probably for the Egyptians as well.
There is a big change in the population on Long Island - more and more people from different countries and backgrounds are living here, and bringing their customs and traditions to this part of the country. In particular, there is a growth in the Asian population, as you can see from this flyer about a celebration held at Stony Brook University: Asian/American Cultural Festival of Long Island.
There is also a growth in the Latino population, as you can see in this publicity for an art festival highlighting Latino culture: Projecting Art.
Imagine that you are part of the family of Yaakov coming to live in Goshen. What would you do to honor your culture? Share your ideas here, please.