The hustle and bustle of the holidays can be overwhelming, and for interfaith families, the season can be an especially challenging time to navigate. This Thursday, an Encinitas event will help bring to light the joy and meaning of this season for all families, including those with more than one faith in their home.
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFSSD) is hosting a workshop called at the on Thursday to help families create more memorable and meaningful Hanukkahs. The event, developed by the Jewish Outreach Institute, will be facilitated by Rabbi Aliza Berk.
“The goal,” said Rabbi Berk in a written statement, “is to help interfaith families feel more at home with Hanukkah. The holiday is one of the most joyous times of the Jewish year.”
During the event, participants will explore the origins of the eight-day Jewish holiday, discuss its universal themes, learn how to light the menorah, and discover some of Hanukkah’s culinary delights. This event is a good starting place for newcomers with no prior knowledge of Hanukkah, and families of all religious backgrounds are invited to attend.
JFSSD, which has existed since 1918, hopes that the participants will take home meaningful traditions to implant in their households for years to come, restoring Hanukkah as an enjoyable and memorable holiday.
Want to participate in this interfaith experience? Everyone who’s interested is invited to come to the on Dec. 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. for some learning and tastings of Hanukkah. Childcare will be provided and activities, like holiday sing-a-longs, will keep the kids busy. This event is free and open to all. Please register for the event by calling 858-637-3395 or visiting www.jfssd.org/hanukkah.