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.
Beth Samuel is a source of Jewish life in the western and northern suburbs of Pittsburgh (from Sewickley to Moon, Aliquippa to Beaver). Our members include families of all religious backgrounds; from secular and Reform Jews to those with a conservative or orthodox background. We represent families of blended faith, as well as Jews by birth and by choice.
Beth Samuel emphasizes spiritual engagement, friendship and support, lifelong education, and tikkun olam. We have an excellent religious school with an active teen group, monthly adult education programs, numerous social activities, ongoing social action programs and an active Women's Group. We hold weekly Shabbat services on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. (The first and third Friday evenings are family services geared to the young and young at heart.) We also conduct holiday services and programs; tickets are never required.
We hope that you will become a part of the vibrant and fulfilling Jewish community we have created here by attending our programs or services. Whether you are deeply observant, a secular Jew looking to make social connections, or a family seeking to instill Jewish learning and ethics in your children; you are welcome here!