Congregation Rodeph Sholom Bridgeport, Connecticut

Tradition Through Open Doors! A Conservative synagogue affiliated with USCJ

Honoring Jerusalem and its Diverse People (Book)

Posted on May 21st, 2018
Hadassah Magazine


My Jerusalem: The Eternal City. Edited by Ilan Greenfield. Photography by Ziv Koren (Gefen Publishing, 160 pp. $50)

This book’s display of 80 iconic images by award-winning photographer Ziv Koren dramatically honors Jerusalem and its diverse people—Jews, Muslims and Christians—whether they are serving in the army, celebrating holidays in the streets or praying in historical houses of worship (at right, schoolchildren pass the Kotel). The accompanying essays are love songs to the ancient yet modern city by politicians, philanthropists, community leaders (including Hadassah National President Ellen Hershkin) and even a New York Times journalist.

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Shavuot from InterfaithFamily

Posted on May 14th, 2018
With permission from InterfaithFamily 

 

Shavuot begins this year after sunset on May 19


What is Shavuot?  Let InterfaithFamily help you discover the beauty of the holiday with readings, articles, videos, and of course, recipes!

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Want more information on Shavuot? Check out Jvillage Network's Shavuot Guide. 

Jewish and Muslim women pledge to work together to combat hate

Posted on May 7th, 2018
From theJC


More than 200 women took part in the Change Makers event 


The largest conference gathering of Muslims and Jews in Europe has seen women from both faiths vow to work together to combat hate.

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From Togo To Tel Aviv: Israel’s Latest Christian Pop Sensation

Posted on April 30th, 2018
By Mara Vigevani for Breaking Israel News


As he walks in downtown Tel Aviv near the trendy Sarona market, Stephane Legar is stopped time after time by adoring teens asking him to pose for a selfie. A model, singer and dancer,  Legar is Israel’s latest social media sensation: His first video, “The Step Fun Challenge,” released two years ago received 22 million hits and his Youtube channel has 71 thousand subscribers.


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Wedding Season is Coming. Let InterfaithFamily Help You Plan

Posted on April 23rd, 2018

 

This article has been reprinted with permission from InterfaithFamily 

 

Wedding Email Series


If you and your partner are from two different faith backgrounds and planning a Jewish or Jewish and... wedding ceremony, there’s a lot to consider. From who will officiate to which Jewish rituals you will include to how to handle family dynamics, our rabbis have heard all the questions and helped many couples design the wedding of their dreams. We’re taking all our expertise and dishing it out in eight emails designed to offer ideas and options, answer common questions and connect you to a wealth of additional resources (and other couples!) so you can plan a ceremony that’s right for you. The first email will arrive on June 4.

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