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.
Join the San Diego Jewish Film Festival and Jewish Family Service to explore the interfaith family experience, including a screening of the film Out of Faith followed by a facilitated discussion. Out of Faith is a feature-length documentary that follows three generations as they struggle with complex and emotionally-charged conflicts over intermarriage, familial duty, ethnic identity, and cultural continuity and survival.
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.
this is a question i’m often asked as well. at 31, i find myself single again after a 2.5 year relationship with a (Jewish) guy who, despite being extremely compatible and well-matched (religion had nothing to do with why i chose him), recently confessed he didn’t ever want to get married and had essentially given up on our relationship for no valid reason. there are no words to convey this heartbreak, and it hurts watching peers move ahead in their relationship while i now have to start all over.
at present time, i have no emotional capacity to even consider being with someone else as my grief is very strong. but eventually there will come a time where i have to get back out there. coming from a Conservative Jewish family, it’s natural that my parents would prefer someone Jewish. but after years of arguing over the topic, they’ve finally told me they wouldn’t stop me from marrying someone i love who can provide me with a good life even if they are not Jewish. that’s a major step from what it used to be, and considering how hard it is to find a decent human being in this world it’s even harder when religion puts a limit on one’s happiness.
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