Secular Holidays

Secular holidays give us the chance to widen our communities of celebration. We can join with other Americans for prayer, introspection or community service, as we observe holidays that connect us to each other. We can also interpret these holidays in a Jewish context, understanding them in light of the texts and experiences of our people.

Inauguration Day

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D. | Blog Post

I don’t worry about whether or not the incoming president was “my” candidate: on Inauguration Day I always feel the excitement borne of possibility and good will.


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By Emma Lazarus | Poem
The ironically "two-faced year," when the Jews were expelled from Spain and Columbus discovered America  [more]