This colorful booklet will give all the basics about this holiday which combines elements of Halloween, Mardi Gras and the secular new year. It is a holiday not only for children who know immediately that anything with a costume will be fun, but for adults too.
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.
Is truth in politics really possible? Is there something inherent in the realm of politics, or in the character of the people who go into politics, that keeps the truth at bay? U.S. Congressman Barney Frank, along with other notable experts, will discuss this topic at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton on Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30pm.
Frank, in his 16th term representing Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District, will be joined by journalist Rob Kuttner and Father J. Bryan Hehir, S.J., both veteran observers of the political scene. Kuttner was a columnist for Business Week for 20 years. Father Hehir is a religion professor at Harvard University. He is also Secretary for Health Care and Social Services for the Archdiocese of Boston and the former President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. The discussion will be moderated by Leonard Fein, an author and essayist whose columns have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Nation.
The event is part of the Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations lecture series sponsored by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. The series is underwritten by The Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation with additional donor support from Carolynn H. Levy and Alan Sharaf. Cost is $15. Students and seniors: $12. For tickets, contact 617-965-5226, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bostonjcc.org/artsevents.