Jewish feelings, Jewish practice?
... • Maintaining social ties with other members of the community generally constitutes an
important component in the participants’ lives. Nevertheless, participants expressed
how certain situations or being in the presence of specific groups could cause them to
cast doubts on their Jewish identity. Me ...
Why Study Talmud in the Twenty-first Century?
... The editor has grouped the writers into four sections: “Women’s Voices,”
“Teaching Talmud,” “Academics Respond,” and “A Philosopher’s Approach.” In
his introduction, Socken acknowledges that the female contributors are also
academics, but he wants to emphasize how they engage the Talmud speciﬁcally ...
Calendar of Main Jewish Religious Observances and Resource Guide
... Calendar of Main Jewish Religious Observances
and Resource Guide
This calendar and resource guide is designed to encourage public awareness of Jewish religious observances. We hope
that it will help administrators and teachers avoid scheduling examinations, special day or night programs, and graduat ...
Perspectives in Contemporary Jewish Education
... They created a compulsory education system almost 2000 years before the English and Americans.
As Rabbi Sacks notes, the Egyptians built pyramids, the Romans built amphitheatres and the Greeks
built temples. Jews, however, built schools. To defend a country, Jews knew that one needs an
army; but to ...
KS2 Judaism The Synagogue
... - Children could design and draw their own imaginary special space and
label the features that make it special. They could then use shoeboxes and
other materials to recreate a 3D version of their special place. KLE
- Capture the children’s learning and ideas on coloured pieces of card to
build on an ...
The Debate over Mixed Seating in the American Synagogue
... that the police had to be called out to quell. The next day, Wise held
Rosh Hashanah services at his home. The day after that, he was invited
to a meeting consisting of "prominent members of the congregation
together with a large number of young men, " 19 where a new congregation, Anshe Emeth, came ...
... After the match has been proposed, the prospective partners meet a number of times to gain a sense of
whether they are right for one another. The number of dates prior to announcing an engagement may
vary by community. In some, the dating continues several months. In stricter communities, the couple ...
The Holocaust and Minnesota History
... Polish), Poland and attending school. The questions at the end
of this account are a starting point for a discussion of bullying,
racism and persecution. Discuss how the systematic bullying of a
person or group of people is called “persecution.” During WWII the
German government actively persecuted ...
Imperialism And Jewish Society, 200 BCE To 640
... century had widespread effects on Jewish life. First, Christianization marginalized Jews as it
"excluded [them] from the networks of patronage that held the empire together."
(179) Second, it disembedded religion into "a discrete category of human
experience." (Ibid.) These socia ...
this PDF - HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
... The Holocaust did not mark the end of the Jewish presence in Poland, despite
the annihilation of over ninety percent of Polish Jewry. Many among the three hundred thousand Jewish survivors sought every opportunity to leave Poland, a place
that had become a graveyard for their families, friends, and ...
A Jewish View on Leadership
... twenty-first century. At a minimum then, it
seems only reasonable that Jewish groups
seeking a meaningful program of leadership
training would be willing to consider the
wisdom of their own traditions on leadership in concert with the latest theories emanating from the halls of American businesses a ...
Intermarriage Officiation Policy Statement
... being a Jew. A commitment to creating a Jewish home and raising a Jewish family is not
a substitute for conversion. By the same token, pressuring someone to convert, whether
that pressure comes from the spouse to be or his/her family or the rabbi, in order to get
married may prevent the individual f ...
... surrounding area, as has been the case throughout history. Synagogues differed in their
size and shape as well as in their location within a city. Some were centrally situated,
others peripherally. Some had an atrium; others did not. In some communities, the
sanctuary was part of a larger complex th ...
religious and secular jewish educational institutions in arad
... century, following the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, Johanan ben Zakai founded an
academy in Yavne, which soon became famous. In Babylon, since the third century academies
were established at Sura and Pumbedita, which attracted many young people.
In modern times (19th century), throughout ...
RE-IMAGINED GOALS and BOLD PLANS TO REACH THEM
... Leaders of The Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore (RSNS) practice laser-like decision
making to focus all parts of their congregational system on achieving one priority goal: Throughout their
lives learners will express a sense of “belonging to and being invested in the Jewish community. ...
Guide to Jewish Religious Practices at Lions Gate for PDF.pub
... days (seven (7) for Reform Jews). It is also known as the Festival of
Matzah because of the special form of unleavened bread that is eaten
during this period. Observant Jews do not eat bread or any products
containing leaven or yeast during the eight (8)-day holidays.
YOM HASHOAH This is a Jewish ca ...
Guide for Jewish Burial and Mourning
... The passing of a loved one can be a very stressful and traumatic time. You should not try to go through this
alone. It is our responsibility as part of the Jewish community to help you through this time in your life. So,
contact Congregation Ahavath Sholom as soon as you can. We consider this to be ...
SECTION 4.2 Synagogue Origin, Development
... 10. Give the Hebrew name for the prayer shawl worn by Jewish men.
11. The fringes (tzitzit) of the prayer shawl have a particular significance.
What is it?
12. Why might that be so important in the live of a Jew?
13. Explain the function of the Aron Kodesh (Ark) in the synagogue.
14. Why is there a ...
... Jewish community.
1. The Zionist movement had been dominated primarily by the “general Zionists”, i.e.
the Zionist parties representing the Jewish petite bourgeoisie.
2. The fascists and right-wing nationalists (i.e. Revisionists) and socialist Zionists are
competing for dominance. Within a year, th ...
... The difference between Rambam and Aristotle, was that Rambam placed the point in the
middle first and then drew the circle. Aristotle, however, drew the circle and then
searched for the point. Therefore, with Rambam, who placed the point first, the circle
came out perfectly, as it surrounded the poi ...
Word - UWM
... The Jewish people have evolved over thousands of years with much commonality and shared experience. Yet,
due to a variety of historical, sociological and geographical, factors, the Jewish community of today is comprised
of people with multicultural backgrounds and rich ethnic diversity. One of the c ...
Judaism: A Bar Mitzvah
... It is important for all adult members of a Jewish community to take their religious responsibilities very
seriously and to observe the rules given in the Torah. Once he has reached the age of 13, a Jewish boy
is considered to be grown up enough to accept his duties and to understand the Jewish laws ...
History of the Jews in Vancouver
The history of the Jews in Vancouver (also: Greater Vancouver and Metro Vancouver) in British Columbia, Canada has been noted since the mid-19th century.Early Jewish settlers were isolated from established Jewish institutions and communities in eastern Canada and the United States. They were also often isolated from each other, scattered across the Greater Vancouver area. As the local cities developed, the Jewish community also grew and expanded beyond the original business districts to spread throughout the area. While some early Jewish settlers ran farms, poultry operations, and sawmills, most tended to work in merchant industries. Many started as street peddlers and worked their way up to running small stores, a few of which grew into retail empires. Most of the early Jewish immigrants came from the United States and Britain. By the end of World War I immigrants from Eastern Europe formed the majority of the Vancouver-area Jewish community due to discrimination in their homelands, notably the pogroms in Russia, and changes in Canadian immigration policy.