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.
Continuing Adult Education with Rabbi Elliot Holin
Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
March 4, 11, 18 & 25 (4 Sessions)
Bialik (1873-1934) was born in Ukraine and studied at the renowned Volozhin Yeshivah in Lithuania. His poem “Should You Wish to Know the Source” is fulsome praise for
the synagogue as a house of prayer, study, and the embodiment of mitzvot. “Sabbath Queen” is a beautiful description of the gifts that the day of rest bestows on everyone who tastes its splendor. Bialik eventually left the yeshivah to join the Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment) movement.
In 1903, his epic poem “In the City of Slaughter” was a scream of anguish following the brutality of the Kishinev pogroms, precursor to the flames of the Holocaust that would be kindled 30 years later.
His poems urged a reawakening of the Jewish People in the face of anti-Semitism and in the name of national identity (Zionism) as well as poems that speak about intimate relationships found in love and friendship. We will read and discuss each of the poems noted above and many others.