This booklet, High Holy Days: the Basics, explains the Days of Awe, starting with Rosh Hashanah and running through Yom Kippur, including what to expect at synagogue services, what the home celebrations may look like and concluding with a glossary of useful terms.
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.
There is a wealth of conversation this week on our blogs, so read on for staff takes on why they signed Reboot’s pledge to "unplug" on March 7, guest blog posts about parenting and being a welcoming congregation, and more.
Coming Up in Chicago Chicago Teens: J-Serve
Save Sunday, May 4 for a great service opportunity. All Jewish teens from the greater Chicago area are invited to participate in J-Serve. The theme this year is hunger awareness. Help pack food, label and engage in hunger awareness education. Learn more
Pop Culture Hollywood Engagement
Hear what Jamie Chung has to say about her recent engagement to Bryan Greenberg. And get the rest of the news from Hollywood, including Seth Meyers’ new late night timeslot and Olympic gold for American Charlie White. Read more
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A member of the Jewish clergy who leads a congregation in songful prayer. ("Hazzan" in Hebrew.)Hebrew for "my master," the term refers to a spiritual leader and teacher of Torah. Often, but not always, a rabbi is the leader of a synagogue congregation.