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.
We are coming together as a community to provide a place of Jewish worship, learning and assembly, and to engage in various other activities that will promote the spiritual and educational welfare of our members.
Our focus is the building of a caring, inclusive community, in the spirit of liberal Judaism. We are committed to participatory and democratic process both in the congregational governance and in ritual.
We welcome individuals and families of varying Jewish lifestyles. We are particularly sensitive to the need for inclusion of both traditional and nontraditional family structures, and for the development of an appropriately inclusive ritual life that enriches our Jewish experience.
We are fully committed to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of gender, marital status, race, age, or sexual orientation in all aspects of congregational life. This will include, but not be limited to membership, Rabbinic and lay leadership, employment, and ritual involvement.
Our personal philosophies and practices may vary widely among us. However, we are united in a common commitment to Judaism and to furthering our spiritual growth individually and communally. We desire to do this within a liberal Jewish context, and by working together, along with rabbinic leadership, to develop meaningful Jewish worship.
We recognize that study of Torah is an on-going life-long process. Development of Jewish identity and knowledge of our traditions will begin with religious and Hebrew education programs for children and continue with appropriate programming for adults. We hope to encourage and support one another as we grow in our studies and apply the wisdom and principles of our heritage in acts of loving kindness and social responsibility.