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.
When the Jewish people needed an infusion of new life, a great maggid, the Baal Shem Tov, blazed a path to spiritual renewal and inspired others to become maggidim and continue his holy work. Today, when many Jews hunger for spirituality, the role of the maggid (Jewish inspirational speaker and storyteller) is being revived. Learn from a master maggid how to open yourself to divine inspiration, pour out your joy and inspire others. Develop skills in storytelling and presenting and learn how to mine the wisdom hidden in traditional texts. The holy trail-blazers of this generation—Rabbis Shlomo Carlebach and Zalman Schachter-Shalomi—are our models. We will practice with a study partner and present our stories and teachings to the trees in the forest, our friends in class and the whole retreat group. This is your chance to begin to fulfill your soul’s dream, to share your inspiration with others and to spread God’s light.