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For children in interfaith families, clarifying the role of religion in the family dynamic is important.
Here are eight wonderful things about Hanukkah, one for each night, that can enhance our celebrations of this beloved holiday.
As Sukkot comes to an end, we encounter additional special days in the Jewish calendar: Sh’mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
To ensure a coordinated volunteer effort, a proactive committee was formed encompassing representatives from Brotherhood, WRJ-Sisterhood, Youth Group, and the congregation as a whole.
Although according to Jewish custom Hanukkah is considered a “minor” Jewish festival, today it ranks—along with Passover and Purim—as one of the most beloved Jewish holidays, full of light and joy and family celebration.
The symbolic message of the customs associated with Simchat Torah emphasize that the Torah represents our heritage and history, and links Jews to each other over many generations.
Monthly social action activities for families with children grades K-3.
At Sukkot, Jewish tradition encourages us to welcome seven holy guests into our sukkot, one for each night of the week. In a modern variation to this custom, each night can be connected to a related social action theme.
In partnership with synagogues and other organizations, we’re expanding and enhancing programs that expand Jewish engagement for families with young children across the continent.
Capital Areas New Mainers Project CANMP is actively pursuing its mission of welcoming immigrants and refugees and helping them thrive in Central Maine by: meeting the short and long-term needs of New Mainers, building community relationships, and advocating for New Mainers.