This booklet explains the history of Hanukkah, the symbolism and significance of lighting candles for eight nights, the blessings that accompany the lighting of the candles, the holiday's foods, the game of dreidels, and more!
Romemu (roh·meh·moo) seeks to integrate body, mind, and soul in Jewish practice. This is a Judaism that will ignite your Spirit. We are a progressive, fully egalitarian community committed to tikkun olam, or social action, and to service that flows from an identification with the sacredness of all life.
“A Light Through the Ages” tells the meaning of Chanukah through story and song. With musicians from Zamir Chorale of Boston, Joshua Jacobson artistic director and original story by Rabbi Howard A. Berman of Central Reform Temple, this event concludes with a dramatic candle light ceremony. A festive reception follows.
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.
I know it is painful to see a loved one leave a faith that has been part of the common foundation of the relationship, whatever that faith may be. However, I believe that the writer’s father probably did not simply “go back” to be exactly the same Christian he once was. He carried his experiences as a convert to Judaism and as a member of a Jewish family forward into the next stage of his spiritual journey. Though I am sure his son would rather have seen him remain a Jew (that’s only natural, after all), perhaps there can be some comfort in knowing that those “Jewish years” will always be part of his father’s being.
In a real sense, he is as much (and perhaps even more) a “Hebrew Christian” as those of us with Jewish ancestors by blood. Not both a Christian and a Jew, but still, a Christian very aware of how a Jewish personal history has influenced his way of being a Christian, and his way of being a person.