This booklet explains the history of Hanukkah, the symbolism and significance of lighting candles for eight nights, the blessings that accompany the lighting of the candles, the holiday's foods, the game of dreidels, and more!
Mishkan is a social and spiritual community in Chicago reclaiming Judaism's progressive edge and ecstatic spirit. We believe Judaism is a vehicle for bringing more goodness, more justice and more joy into the world. Mishkan is inspired, down-to-earth Judaism.
Do you have grandchildren who are raised in an interfaith household? This workshop will provide you with concrete ideas to help you navigate your role in sharing Judaism with your grandchildren. Join Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Director of Interfaith Family/Bay Area, in the Fireside Room for a facilitated discussion.The workshop is open to everyone; PTBE members and non-members are most welcome!Co-sponsored by Interfaith Family/Bay Area and the Peninsula Temple Beth El Caring Committee.
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.
On a recent Friday night, I recorded some of the sounds, songs and screams from the Singing Shabbat gathering that my wife Anique, who is Catholic, and I attended along with a number of other interfaith families.
The recordings were for an audio essay on being an interfaith family. It is a model for the audio essay project I am assigning my college students.
Editor's note: If viewed on Youtube, an interactive transcript of the audio essay is available. Go to the video's page and click on the "interactive transcript" button below the video.
The Jewish Sabbath, from sunset on Friday to nightfall on Saturday.
Josh Olivier-Mason is a PhD Candidate in English at Boston College where he currently teaches first-year writing. He is also the Managing Editor for Religion and the Arts.
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