What was it like for our ancestors to say goodbye to the shtetl, to set out to discover new lives for themselves, along with all of the liberties the free world had to offer? At the dawn of the enlightenment, how did our parents adapt their Judaism to the developments of a modern age? And what can we learn from their struggles to connect deeply with our own Jewish identities?
This new course will give you the opportunity to make sense of your personal Jewishness; it will help you overcome perceived incompatibilities between Judaism and modern society; and it will provide you with the clarity and conviction to pass on a legacy of Jewish pride to the next generation.
Join us for To Be a Jew in the Free World
Option 1: Six Monday evenings, starting Feb. 3; 7:15-9:00 pm
The Columbus Jewish Foundation
1175 College Ave. (southern entrance)
Columbus, OH 43209
Option 2: Six Wednesday evenings, starting Feb. 5; 7:30-9:00 pm
The Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center
6220 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany OH 43054
Fee: $109 (refreshments and all supplies included)
What’s your reason to celebrate? The Jewish holidays are the centerpieces of our year. Days when we remember events that forever changed the course of our history.
But they are much more than that. The festivals are pauses in time, primed for personal introspection and spiritual re-connection. Windows to the psyche, fortifying us with tools for facing everyday challenges. Kaleidoscopes of beauty and meaning, changing how we see ourselves, our relationships, and our world.
Join us for this eye-opening new learning series from the Rosh Chodesh Society, coming this November.
Rosh Chodesh meeting/luncheon dates for 2013-2014: Day of week will vary:
Nov. 5, Dec. 4, Jan. 28, March 3, April 1, April 30, May 29
Cost $18 for class and luncheon
Chabad Hebrew School is an exciting and innovative weekly educational program in Columbus, Ohio. Our school enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trend setter in creative Jewish education for children in Grades Kindergarten through 7. Chabad Hebrew School has exciting new programs, a dynamic staff and interested students. Our student body is made up of children from various backgrounds and affiliations. Synagogue membership is not required.More info at www.chabadhs.org.
Get Involved! Volunteer Opportunities for all ages
LifeTown was developed by consulting with a group of parents of children with special needs, therapists, educators, and professionals from around the world. LifeTown is a unique interactive world where children with special needs have fun while they practice important life skills through role play. LifeTown is more than a community center or therapeutic facility. It is a house of friendship. Find out more about how you can take part - all ages are welcome to participate.
The Friendship Circle is a unique organization with a refreshing approach to helping families of children with special needs. Our innovative programming and and creative activities are designed to foster a relationship between community teenagers and the children by drawing on the love, boundless energy and dynamism of our teens. Middle-schoolers through OSU students are needed and encouraged to come and make a world of difference in the life of a child.