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.
Nate Bloom, column writer here. Actually, I did mention the actor, Adam Pally, who plays the gay Jewish character in Happy Endings in a November column. As I said in the first paragraph of the item–it wasn’t quite an interfaith celebs item, but it did concern an African American character and a Jewish character teaming up to be Bar Mitzvah DJs. Bottom line: Adam Pally is Jewish, but he is not gay. He is married to a “hometown” Jewish woman and they had their first child about 18 months ago. Here’s a link to that column: http://tinyurl.com/b9mn554