This booklet is a guide through the why and how of bringing Shabbat to your home and table. It includes all the blessings traditionally said at the table with candles, wine and the braided bread called challah.
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.
Har Zion Temple will offer an inclusive and explanatory Friday evening service, featuring brief discussions about what some of the main prayers mean. Through this approach it is our hope to help make the worship experience a bit more accessible to those with no Hebrew background (and to provide a good review for those somewhat more familiar with these prayers).
On Shabbat morning, we will be privileged to hear from Jane Herling, chairperson of our Keruv Committee, who will discuss our ongoing communal conversation on exploring ways to be more welcoming and inclusive to interfaith families and their children, within the context of Conservative Judaism. Jane will also share some of her personal experiences as a Jew By Choice and her perspectives on these issues. We look forward to seeing you at either or both of these Shabbat services.