This booklet, High Holy Days: the Basics, explains the Days of Awe, starting with Rosh Hashanah and running through Yom Kippur, including what to expect at synagogue services, what the home celebrations may look like and concluding with a glossary of useful terms.
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.
Chicago—Congregation Or Chadash will present a free seven session course, “Hidur Keshet: Strengthening the Rainbow-Judaism with a Queer Perspective,” beginning March 20th, at 5959 N. Sheridan Rd., on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m and runs through May 8th (excluding the week of Passover). Exploring questions such as “What does it mean to be a Queer Jew?” and “How can we make traditions our own?” this course will create an affirming space for students to discover, celebrate, and intertwine Queer and Jewish identities. It is open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation, interested in exploring the topic of Queer Jewish thought and practice.
Course topics will cover “Tweeting with God,” “Finding Ourselves Within the Talmud” and “Cultivating a Queer Jewish Home.” Instructors include Rabbi Cindy Enger; Rabbi Benay Lappe; Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann, and Rabbi Shoshanah Conover and others.
"Hidur Keshet: Strengthening the Rainbow-Judaism with a Queer Perspective", is supported by the Breakthrough Fund: An Innovation Fund of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Union of Reform Judaism Belin Outreach and Membership Award. This program is done in Community Partnership with Chicago Repair House, Gesher Chicago, JCC Presentence Chicago, JCC Sidney N. Shure Kehilla, Mishkan Chicago, Mitziut, SVARA, and Temple Sholom of Chicago.
Founded in 1975, Congregation Or Chadash (“Congregation of New Light”) continues to offer innovative programming, engaging ritual experiences and a welcoming environment for the LGBTQ Jewish and allied community.