A wealth of books, music, and on-line articles are now available to help families through the flurry of getting ready for the High Holy Days season.
A descendant of the priestly class; according to traditional Judaism, Kohanim will only attend the funeral and burial of their immediate family as they are otherwise forbidden to come near a corpse.
An Eastern European ceremony celebrating the marriage of the last child in a family. Seated on chairs in the center of the dance floor, the parents are presented with bouquets and circled by the company in a dance that celebrates the completion of their parental responsibility.
The fifth class of Reform Outreach Fellows recently completed a five-day training program, the first step in a yearlong program to certify Outreach Fellows to help rabbis meet the growing demand from non-Jews interested in converting.