- Are you a humanist, freethinker, agnostic, or atheist?
- Believe in a higher power but not traditional prayer?
- Want to raise your kids Jewish but not religious?
- Say what you believe and believe what you say
- We embrace interfaith and multicultural families
- An LGBT-friendly community
Nov 7 & 9 This I Believe
Shabbat Service Nov 7
Adult Perspectives Nov 9
Beginning in 1953 on Edward R. Murrow’s radio show, celebrities and ordinary people have participated in an extraordinary conversation about their core values. Continuing this program for the fifth year, a group of City Congregation members will offer their own three-minute reflections.
The program will be moderated by Carol Sternhell, TCC member and professor at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
On Nov. 7 join us following the Shabbat service and cultural program for pot-luck dessert. Childcare provided for children 11 and younger.
This program will be repeated on Nov. 9 at our Adult Perspectives.
Nov 9 Bar and Bat Mitzvah Year One Orientation
Just thinking about the Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation process can feel overwhelming. Our parent orientation meeting is designed to help you feel excited about and well prepared for your child’s involvement in this rewarding milestone. We will review the eight steps your child will work on—Family History, Family and Personal Values, Beliefs, Hero/Role Model, Community Service, the Major Project, and Reflections. Also discussed will be the mentor matching process, financial commitment, and time frame. You will receive supportive documents and The Survival Guide, designed to answer questions about the process and the service itself.
Nov 21 Jews in the American Labor Movement
Jews have long participated in the American labor movement by way of the socialist press, Workmen’s Circle, and the Communist Party. What’s the status of Jewish involvement in labor today?
Bennett Muraskin, adult education director for the Jewish Cultural School and Society in West Orange, NJ, will explore this critical chapter in Jewish American history. He is a regular columnist for Jewish Currents and Outlook magazines.
Our Shabbat services and cultural program will be followed by a pot-luck dessert. Childcare is provided for children 11 and younger.