This booklet explains the Days of Awe, starting with Rosh Hashanah and running through Yom Kippur, including what to expect at synagogue services, what the home celebrations may look like and concluding with a glossary of useful terms.
Connecting Interfaith Families to Jewish Life in Greater Cleveland by providing programs and opportunities for interfaith families to experience Judaism in a variety of venues, meet other interfaith families, and to connect to other Jewish organizations that may serve their needs.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
“Chava” is the Hebrew name of the Bliblical “Eve”. The name sounds like “Hah-vah” with the accent on the first syllable. The “H” stands for the Hebrew letter “chet” (ח) which is sometimes transliterated as “ch” and is the same as the beginning of the holiday “Chanukah”. It is sometimes described as a “guttural”, but it’s made at the back of the palate, not in the throat. It is much like the Spanish “j”. But people who can’t make the sound, typically substitute the “h” sound. You will sometimes see this name spelled “Havah” with the H at the beginning because the “chet” letter is not in English, and the final “h” represents the final (silent) letter “hey” (ה) in the Hebrew name.