This booklet is a guide through the why and how of bringing Shabbat to your home and table. It includes all the blessings traditionally said at the table with candles, wine and the braided bread called challah.
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.
Established in 1977, Congregation B'nai Shalom is a Reform Jewish synagogue with nearly 500 households from diverse backgrounds and from over 30 surrounding towns. We join together in worship, education, and celebration to create a vibrant community.
Participation and involvement are the hallmarks of our worship experience. We celebrate all Jewish holidays and festivals, including Shabbat worship every Friday evening and Saturday morning. Our service schedule includes monthly family services, Tot Shabbat, and many opportunities to deepen our connections to God and community.
Lifelong Jewish education is our goal. We offer a comprehensive education program that includes early childhood classes, a full religious school program (K-12) with Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, and adult education classes. Bar and Bat Mitzvah students are prepared for living a full adult Jewish life, as well as leading a service and chanting Torah in the congregation. Confirmation takes place at the end of 10th grade. Family education is integrated throughout our religious school program. Our adult education program offers classes, discussion groups, Shabbat morning Torah study, and special programs throughout the year.
It is our goal to work together to make a better world through social action projects. We are a caring community that reaches out to members in times of joy and grief. We build community through our Youth Groups, Sisterhood and Brotherhood, and social events. We provide pastoral counseling and representation in civic and interfaith affairs. We identify with Jews in Israel and around the world.