Our updated booklet, Weddings For The Interfaith Couple, walks you through all of the traditions for the big day, starting with two to think about in advance (choosing a wedding contract known as a ketubah and topics to consider when meeting with your wedding officiant).
Rabbi Mychal will be leading us in a discussion of interfaith relationships throughout Jewish history and the present challenges and opportunities they pose. This discussion will provide a foundation for the second part of the series in which we will explore the many realities of interfaith relationships, including challenges we have faced and our varied approaches to our own interfaith experiences.
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.