Loving Day Kabbalat Shabbat
Hosted by Be’chol Lashon in collaboration with 18 Doors, JCC Manhattan, OneTable, Honeymoon Israel, PJ Library, Free Synagogue of Flushing, Or Shalom Jewish Community and Ketubah.com
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM PT/5:00 PM ET
Co-sponsored by 18 Doors, JCC Manhattan, OneTable, Honeymoon Israel, PJ Library, Free Synagogue of Flushing and Ketubah.com
We’re in love with love!
Ahead of Loving Day, join us for a Kabbalat Shabbat service celebrating all kinds of racially and ethnically diverse Jewish couples and families! Jewish diversity manifests across multiple generations, in self-described religious, secular, and interfaith families, and in every geographic corner of the Jewish community.
Only 50 years ago, the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia legalized interracial marriage throughout the United States. Mildred and Richard Loving demanded and won the right to live as an ordinary, everyday, loving couple, just like the families we will celebrate for this special Shabbat. This upcoming celebration will bring together their stories while connecting us with the tunes and prayers of thousands of years of tradition.
Join Be’chol Lashon and 18Doors, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, One Table, Honeymoon Israel, PJ Library, Free Synagogue of Flushing, Or Shalom Jewish Community, and Ketubah.com for this unique celebration of our community’s diversity. May 21 at 2:00 PM PT/5:00 PM ET. RSVP:
About the Co-Sponsors
18Doors empowers people in interfaith relationships—individuals, couples, families and their children—to engage in Jewish life and make Jewish choices, and encourages Jewish communities to welcome them.
Together with our community, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan creates opportunities for people to connect, grow, and learn within an ever-changing Jewish landscape. MMJCCM imagines Jewish life that is diverse and engages meaningfully with its values, culture, and ideas in everyday lives.
OneTable empowers out-of-college millennials (21-39) to find, host, and share Shabbat dinners to make the most of their Friday night and enjoy the best of life together.
Honeymoon Israel (HMI) provides immersive trips to Israel for locally based cohorts of young couples that have at least one Jewish partner, creating communities of couples who are building families with deep and meaningful connections to Jewish life and the Jewish people. HMI’s goal is to ensure couples feel welcome in the Jewish community and to inspire them to incorporate Jewish values and traditions into their lives in their own way.
A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library delivers more than 680,000 free Jewish children’s books each month in over 30 countries and seven languages. Kids from birth through age eight receive curated book selections and accompanying activities. An older kids’ program, PJ Our Way, gives nine through twelve-year-olds the freedom of choosing their own middle-grade book or graphic novel each month. PJ Library’s books have become everyday favorites, whether the stories serve as first introductions to Jewish values and culture or inspire families to create new Jewish traditions at home. To find out more, visit pjlibrary.org.
Free Synagogue of Flushing is the oldest liberal Reform synagogue in Queens, opening its doors in 1917. The synagogue continues to welcome inter-faith couples, straight, gay, every ethnicity and heritage, spanning the generations of all ages.
Ketubah.com is the largest and easiest to use Ketubah gallery on the planet. Featuring over 40 leading Ketubah artists and a selection of over 500 fine art limited edition Ketubahs which can only be found on Ketubah.com. Offering a wide variety of themes, texts and customization options, Ketubah.com has options for everyone. Our state of the art technology makes it easy for couples to tailor a Ketubah for their particular aesthetic, budget and religious preference.