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.
The holiday of Shavuot begins tonight, and we have lots of information about this important holiday and how to celebrate. And while the warm weather is finally, slowly settling in, I’m already thinking about the fall holidays! Writers—please send me your story ideas that are timely for the end of summer and early fall.
Shavuot Holiday How-To
Wondering what the heck to eat in honor of Shavuot? Click here. And then read about Andi’s adventure on a cruise during Shavuot, where she also had to figure out where to pray—and with whom. Read more
Kids' Books How to Honor Teachers
Kathy Bloomfield went to Catholic school and relishes what she learned about the power of prayer. She suggests books to read with your kids about honoring their teachers. Read more
Marriage Alcoholism: No One Is Immune
“In each case that I have met a Jewish woman facing this struggle, the request is always, ‘Please keep this private; our friends and families don’t know.’ I want to see the stigma lifted.” 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.