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.
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.
From the celebration of new life to the saying of Kaddish, Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom is your spiritual family for honoring life cycle events as well as the Jewish holy days. Rabbi Herman, Cantor Perman, our members, and our staff assist in the preparation and celebration of Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Confirmations, weddings, Brit and baby namings, and sitting Shiva. During the year, you will enjoy participating in our ritual services, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Purim, Shavuot, and other events which honor and celebrate the history of our people.
We are a highly respected synagogue community where:
Congregants come to worship; are active, engaged, and inspired to become lifelong members while sustaining a solid foundation.
All are welcome and cared about, elders are revered, and children are cherished
Congregants are known for Tzedakah (righteous giving), Tikun Olam (repairing the world) and for honoring the commandment â€śWhatever is hurtful to you, do not do to any other personâ€ť
Congregants, synagogue clergy, educators, staff, and volunteers are recognized and appreciated
We exist to:
Provide a safe and welcoming environment for meeting the spiritual, religious, educational, cultural, social and emotional needs of the local Jewish community including interfaith families and friends
Generate warmth, inclusion and affirmation to help ensure that all congregantsâ€™ needs will be met from birth to death (L'Dor Va'Dor)
Support world Jewry and the State of Israel