Parents, Children and Interfaith Relationships: Listening so they will talk. Talking so they will listen. 4 week class being taught at Gratz College in Elkins Park, PA by IFF/Philadelphia Director Rabbi Robyn Frisch. The class begins Oct. 28 & is being offered both Tuesday afternoons & Tuesday evenings.
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.
Many of the communal celebrations of this holiday are focused on families with young children. However, Chanukah has deep spiritual meaning and reflects messages of major contemporary importance for people of all ages. On December 5, 2010, Boston Jewish Spirit, a progressive Reform synagogue, will be offering a unique opportunity to experience the inspiration and broader significance of this cherished celebration for all people in our community. We will present the Cantata, “A Light through the Ages”, recounting the meaning of Chanukah throughout Jewish history, in story and song. The original text by Rabbi Howard A. Berman, weaves a chronicle of the celebration of the holiday in many times and places over the centuries. Choral selections from each historic period will be performed by professional musicians from our community. The program will conclude with a dramatic Candlelight Ceremony as we light the Menorah for the Fifth Night of Chanukah.