How can I be true to myself AND celebrate my Jewish tradition? Our lifestyles and beliefs are very different from our ancestor's, yet we find comfort and inspiration from a shared and evolving tradition. How can we best choose from our cultural inheritance?
Come to our JSCA weekend learning experience focused
on various aspects of Secular Humanistic Judaism.
This program will interest, excite and educate anyone-Jewish or not- who is looking to learn more and engage in a lively discussion about Judaism in general or organized Secular Humanistic Judaism.
Led by Rabbi Adam Chalom, Ph.D. Dean- North America, International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism Rabbi, Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in Chicago, suburban Illinois.
Tradition and Freedom
Friday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 801 Charlotte Highway, Fairview, NC 28730
Shabbat Service, Discussion and Oneg: Say What You Believe (free and open to the public)
Rabbi Chalom will co-lead the service with Cantor Deb Winston, followed by a post-service discussion on how - and why - Secular Humanistic Jewish services and holiday celebrations differ from other branches of Judaism.
Saturday, May 18, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806
The Importance of Words and Deeds
Rabbi Chalom will help us explore traditional Jewish values and practices from the Bible and beyond. What from our Jewish cultural inheritance will we choose to celebrate? How can we approach these traditions in ways that honor both the past and present?
Sunday, May 19, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806
Two Jews, Three Opinions: What Do Secular Humanistic Jews Believe and How Can They Create Community in Diversity?
Creating one Secular Humanistic Jewish community from many beliefs, backgrounds and individuals can be like "herding Katzes," but it can also be a wonderful chance to be enriched by diversity.
Friday evening Shabbat service, discussion and oneg are free and open to the public. Registration required for Saturday and Sunday program: $25 JSCA members; $35 non-members - includes both days.
Download a mail-in registration form [ HERE ]
Sorry, registration fees for this event are non-refundable.
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