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 a Conservative congregation, affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are a century-old congregation; the only Jewish institution on Cape Ann. We are a welcoming kehilah, community. Our broad membership of about 200 families is drawn from Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex and several towns farther inland.
Our congregation is egalitarian, with both genders participating in all aspects of worship and leadership. We include the shomer shabbos and the non-observant; Ashkenazim and Sephardim; converts and kohanim; married and single; straight and gay.
We hold Shabbat morning services year-round; Friday night services during the non-summer months; and the usual services for the High Holy Days and pilgrimage festivals. We take pride in our school, and in our close-knit community.