What Emanu-El Means When Using the Term “Interfaith”
When Emanu-El says “interfaith” in the context of “interfaith couple” or “interfaith family” or “people in interfaith relationships,” we’re inclusive of both immediate and extended families – interfaith couples where one person is Jewish and one is not, couples that include converts to Judaism who still have non-Jewish relatives, people with one Jewish parent, parents of intermarried children, grandparents of children being raised by intermarried parents, etc.Interfaith families may include those who identify their family as Jewish, as more than one religion, as a “faithist” couple – one that tries to connect two partners’ point’s of view, one Jewish with a belief in a higher power and the other, an atheist looking at different interpretations and connections to Jewish traditions and custom, or who are unsure of how they identify. Our goal is to meet these families where they are and facilitate deeper connection to Jewish life. In addition, we recommend interfaithfamily.com as a valuable resource.
Join JCRC for an Interfaith San Francisco District Attorney Candidate Forum, featuring candidates Chesa Boudin, ancy Tung, Leif Dautch and Suzy Loftus.
Tuesday, September 10
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco
RSVP is required. Please RSVP.
Co-sponsors: Congregation Emanu-El, Calvary Presbyterian, Catholic Charities, Congregation Ner Tamid, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, Congregation Sherith Israel, Grace Cathedral, Grace Tabernacle Community Church, Mission Adelante, Muslim Advocates, NCJW San Francisco, Or Shalom Jewish Community, Pacifica Institute, San Francisco African-American and Jewish Unity Group and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Jewish Community Relations Council
Sunday, September 15
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Main Post Lawn, Presidio
Join together with other Interfaith members of Congregation Emanu-El for a fun and casual afternoon at Off the Grid Presidio Picnic. Bring your own picnic blanket and lawn games and get ready to enjoy an afternoon outdoors. There will be food vendors on site selling delicious food of all kinds. Look for signs identifying the Emanu-El group when you arrive!
Questions about Off the Grid? Look here.
Please register to let us know you are coming!
Save the date!
Saturday, September 21
7:00 pm Schmooze and Havdalah
7:30 pm HaMapah performance
9:00 – 9:30 pm Selichot service
“HaMapah/The Map: Dance/Film/Finding Forgiveness”
For Selichot, Congregational Emanu-El welcomes DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization that is committed to healing through the arts and dialogue. They will present the program entitled “HaMapah/The Map: Finding Forgiveness,” which incorporates both live and filmed dance performance.
Founded in 2006 by Daniel Banks, Ph.D. and Adam McKinney, M.A., DNAWORKS is an arts and service organization dedicated to furthering artistic expression and dialogue, focusing on issues of identity, culture, class and heritage. DNAWORKS applies its award-winning arts process to develop and create dance, theater and film to promote dialogue-based social justice action and community building with academic institutions and community organizations across the U.S. and in fifteen countries around the world. DNAWORKS believes art = ritual = healing = community and that this philosophy and practice lead to a more peaceful and understanding world.
Daniel Banks Bio
Daniel Banks is a theater director, dramaturg, performer and author who has worked in twenty countries. He has directed at the National Theatre of Uganda; the Belarussian National Drama Theatre; The Market Theatre, South Africa; Playhouse Square, Cleveland; HERE Arts Center, NY; Bay Area Playwrights Festival; and with Kompany Malakhi, London. He worked as choreographer/movement director at Shakespeare in the Park/NY Shakespeare Festival, Theatre for a New Audience, Maurice Sendak’s The Night Kitchen, Singapore Rep, and La Monnaie/De Munt (Brussels), among others. Daniel is on the dramaturgical team of Camille A. Brown & Dancers. He is founder and director of the Hip Hop Theatre Initiative, promoting youth self-expression and leadership. He is published by Routledge and University of Michigan Press, among others.
Adam McKinney Bio
Adam W. McKinney is a former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet Company. He has led dance work across the U.S. and in Benin, Canada, England, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Palestine, Poland, Rwanda, Serbia, Spain and South Africa. Named one of the most influential African-Americans in Milwaukee, WI, by St. Vincent DePaul, McKinney is the Co-Director of DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization committed to healing through the arts and dialogue. He holds a B.F.A. with high honors in Dance Performance from Butler University and an M.A. in Dance Studies with concentrations in Race and Trauma theories from NYU-Gallatin. McKinney is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.
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