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.
Billy Kaplan, JRC musician and youth leader, presents ‘Shabbat Sweet’ – an original contemporary journey of music, reading and prayer. This will involve musicians, singers and dancers from both JRC and Shir Hadash.
“Shabbat Sweet” is a Friday night Sabbath Service which blends ancient Jewish prayers with original melodies by Billy Kaplan. The lively, soulful melodies have a freshness that manages to seem familiar to many.
Some people have said “Shabbat Sweet” was the most enjoyable service they ever attended. Others, who as teenagers at Jewish summer camp joyously welcomed Shabbat singing three-part harmony, said “Shabbat Sweet” was the most inspiring service they have attended since camp. Still others have said the service was “exquisite,” “crazy-awesome-amazing,” “very moving,” and “beautiful.”