This colorful booklet will give all the basics about this holiday which combines elements of Halloween, Mardi Gras and the secular new year. It is a holiday not only for children who know immediately that anything with a costume will be fun, but for adults too.
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.
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.