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.
The Festival of Lights is one of the major highlights of our year at the Temple, with the presentation of our original Chanukah Cantata, “A Light Through the Ages.” Accompanied by singers and instrumentalists from the world renowned ensemble Emmanuel Music, this free holiday experience celebrates Chanukah’s deep spiritual meaning through story and song – and explores messages of major contemporary importance for people of all religious traditions. In a narrative composed by Rabbi Berman, the legacy of the holiday throughout Jewish history is recalled, highlighted by classical, contemporary and traditional folk music. The Cantata culminates in a powerfully dramatic candle lighting ceremony in the darkened Sanctuary, as everyone holds a taper and receives the light of the Menorah to share with others. Since the inauguration of A Light Through the Ages in 2010, this event has emerged as a popular holiday experience in Boston, alongside the many other musical and religious programs of the season. In 2010 and 2011, over 750 people of all faiths attended the Chanukah celebration, and we look forward to continuing to build this unique community outreach.
This year’s Service will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 4:00 PM. Please visit the special website: www.alightthroughtheages.org.