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.
This ain't your bubbe's mikveh. The mikveh (ritual immersion) has been reclaimed as a modern Jewish ritual (for all genders) as a site of dynamic radical inclusion - not in spite of tradition, but because of it.
Learn how this ritual immersion has expanded to include contemporary life events that signal a new start, commemorations, and commitments. Events like:
Gender affirmation immersion, marking a meaningful transition moment (for example, when a trans person has declared their new name, or has begun using their new pronouns)
Claiming the title of "survivor" after a period of hardship
Pre-wedding immersion for people of all genders, whether in same-sex weddings or not
Healing after community trauma
After the discussion (with plenty of guidance!), we'll consider lots of options and create new rituals centering around LGBTQ community life. You'll be given tools to put together your own language and ceremonies - from mix-and-match with ready made pieces, to space to write your own passages.