Confirmation Class is off to a good start. So far, we’ve looked at creeds and affirmations of faith, worship, mission.
But we want a part of this Confirmation Class’ experience to be visits to other Christian and non-Christian church communities, for example: Roman Catholic, Quaker, Orthodox and African American communities as well as some exposure to the Jewish and Muslim traditions. We realize those visits cannot all take place on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.
We’d like to take the confirmands first to Congregation Kol Tzedek’s Simchat Torah service.
Simchat Torah is the end of the Jewish communities fall holy days. It is when the community finishes reading the cycle of Torah readings, and celebrates God’s giving the Jews the Torah. It is a time of singing and dancing with the Torah scrolls, and Rabbi Lauren, Michael’s colleague, says we’re welcome as long as we promise to dance!
We know it’s a school night, but we think it’s worth the trouble! This trip is for our confirmands, but open as well to their parents and sponsors. Actually, anyone is welcome: consider this article an open invitation.
We need to be at The Cedar Works, 4919 Pentridge Street (click here for a map) (between 50th / 51st St. and Baltimore / Springfield) by 6:30 p.m. As we figure out who is going, we will arrange rides to make this as simple as possible.
Please let Michael know if you wish to join us!