As part of Romemu’s continuing commitment to “widen the tent” and in recognition of the diversity of the Romemu community, we seek to support and nourish those who come to Romemu from traditions that are not Jewish. We also seek to expand the centrality of deep respect for all faith traditions, knowing that the diversity of traditions and practices in our midst is a gift that can strengthen and support us all in living holy lives. Please contact Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman, the Director of Multi-Faith Initiatives, with any questions about our programs or if you would like to meet to discuss issues related to being an interfaith couple or being a part of Romemu when you do not identify as Jewish.
Wednesdays, 10/19, 11/16, 12/7, 1/18, 2/17, 3/29, 5/24, 6/7 from 7:30PM- 9:30PM
On February 15th, join us for an evening of food and fellowship and time to get to know one another. No “big” discussion this month! Click here for more information and to register.
These sessions, primarily led by Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman, will continue to be a non-judgmental space to explore the experiences, frustrations, challenges and blessings of interfaith family life and/or of being a “non-Jew” who is part of this Jewish community. Topics will include navigating holiday and life cycle events, parenting, and nurturing you own spiritual life in the midst of our multi-faith lives and world. To register for individual sessions and for more information about each session, contact Eleanor Harrison Bregman. Eleanor is also available for pastoral care meetings should you wish to explore any of these issues more individually and/or as a couple. Drop in for one or join us for them all! Open to members and non-members alike.
Friday 5/12 8PM-10PM following Shabbat services
Join us at this Shabbat potluck dinner series after services where the entire Romemu community explores theological and ethical topics through the multi-faith experiences our diverse community brings to the table. Led by Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman, Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer, Rabbi David Ingber and guests.
This workshop is designed for interfaith couples to more deeply explore the specific issues and feelings they are experiencing and to learn how to communicate more effectively about them. Couples must come to all three sessions and both partners must attend. For more information contact Eleanor Harrison Bregman. We held a workshop in late 2016 and will likely hold another this Fall 2017. But do email if you are interested as we will put together a group sooner if there is enough interest.
Saturday, February 18th 2016 11am
165 West 105th Street, Sanctuary
On Saturday, February 18th Romemu’s multi-faith community will be given an aliyah, or honor, during Shabbat morning services. In addition to introducing the second non-Jewish adoptive parent of Moses, Yitro/Jethro, this week’s Torah reading also contains the Revelation at Sinai. We will honor the Torah of Yitro as well as the Torah of Sinai this Shabbat.
Saturday, November 19th, 2016 7PM-10PM
165 West 105th Street, Sanctuary
Romemu, West End Presbyterian Church, Rivers of Living Water, the Pamsula Zen Center and the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Community will bring our diverse communities of faith together for a musical evening of prayer, song, and wisdom. Our communities hold music at the heart of our prayer experience and believe that through our music we deepen our connection to the Holy and to one another. Without relinquishing the uniqueness of our faith traditions, we will explore a sacred point of meeting – what is possible when, together, we open our ears, voices, and hearts to sing a new song? Contact Eleanor Harrison Bregman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer.