Let this booklet guide you through the High Holy Days with your children with helpful suggestions for conversation points, activities, crafts and ways to make the days interesting and relevant to kids and teens of all ages.
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.
Temple Beth El (TBE), a small, vibrant synagogue located in the state's capital city of Augusta, is the only Reform Jewish congregation in Central Maine. We are the center of Jewish activity for approximately 117 member households living within a 50+ mile radius of Augusta, and for dozens of other non-member Jews.
TBE offers a range of religious, cultural, and social activities that belie our small size. Our congregation encompasses all age groups; we have a robust and growing Hebrew School program (Pre-K through a teen group), an active adult community, and a significant group of seniors, many of whom live in Maine year-round. We hold regular services and study sessions for Shabbat and holidays, and host numerous adult education programs, including adult B'nai Mitzvah classes, conversions groups, a chavurah, visiting scholars, Torah study, lectures, annual Ice Storm Wine Tasting, and theater trips. Through the temple, our rabbi and congregants also engage in community and social justice activities.
If you have any questions, please contact Janna, our secretary, or Rabbi Susan Bulba Carvutto (see Contact Us link at left). We very much look forward to meeing you!