Holidays and Traditions

Jewish Celebrations – Passover Seder Planning Has Begun

Jewish Celebrations at UCV Our congregation had a very successful Hanukkah party on December 9th with 60 people including about a dozen kids of all ages. There were dreidls and menorahs and yes, latkes! (Thanks, Patti, Tara and Elliott). One of the biggest successes is that there’s an enthusiastic group of Unitarians with Jewish roots who are getting together to plan events for the next Annual Hanukkah party and possibly other Jewish celebrations such as Passover and Rosh Hashanah. Note: Passover in 2018 will be March 30-April 7. Rosh Hashanah 2018 will begin in the evening of Sunday, September 9 and ends in the evening of Tuesday, September 11. Contact Sheila by email if you’d like to get involved. Unitarian-Jewish connections You might be interested in these lin ks to learn more about how Unitarianism and Judaism have connections. Our congregation hasn’t regularly offered gatherings to celebrate Jewish holidays in recent … Continued

Unitarian Advent Calendar

Traditions and Events for December One of the creators of the Spirit Play program created a Unitarian Advent Calendar. Could we add Canadian Unitairian significant dates and people? https://www.uua.org/offices/people/ralph-y-roberts     Most of the graphics have historical events and figures from U.S. connections. I chose these two to put here as they’re related to holidays and traditions that we celebrate at our congregation.   Here’s a youtube video of Malvina Reynold’s song Eight Candles. Here’s more about Malvina Reynolds noting her Jewish background. Resources Recommended by Harvard Square Library Reynolds, Malvina and Emmy Lou Packard. The Malvina Reynolds Songbook. Berkeley: Schroeder Music Company, 1974.   Here’s a song called “Quiet” by Reynolds.