High Holy Days
Dear CCJS Friends and E-Letter Readers,
At the beginning of September, Jewish communities around the globe will observe the High Holy Days
. This especially sacred
time in the Jewish calendar emphasizes the need to strengthen our spiritual and personal integrity. The music, liturgy and blowing of the shofar (ram's horn) seek to engender candid introspection about ultimate values and responsibilities. The High Holy Days
constitute a wake-up call to reclaim the spiritual and personal integrity we have seen abraded in an ever ethically compromised world.
In bringing together members of the Jewish and Catholic community to educate others, forge friendships and undertake a range of programs of mutual concern, CCJS enables the gathering and directing of a range of resources in the important service of interfaith understanding, leadership and action. I am proud to be a member of the CCJS board and hope I can make worthy contributions to it.
Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz
CCJS Board of Directors
|High Holy Days |
We wish all our Jewish friends a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful
and Sweet New Year.
L' Shanah Tovah!
|A Resource for Interfaith Education and Dialogue|
| The Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar for 2010-2011/5771-5772|
In the Catholic Church's "Guidelines and Suggestions for Implementing the Conciliar Declaration Nostra Aetate, No. 4, 1975," it is noted that "to improve Jewish-Christian relations, it is important to take cognizance of those common elements of the liturgical life (formulas, feasts, rites, etc.) in which the Bible holds an essential place.
In keeping with our tradition of including educational resource links you can explore regarding Jewish and Christian religious traditions, practices, and institutions, we recommend the "Jewish and Christian Liturgical Calendar for 2010-2011/5771-5772," from "Tree of Life" Publishing.
Click on the link below for more information:
This calendar includes:
Liturgical Readings for Sundays and Sabbaths
Festivals, Feasts, and Holy Days for both Jews andChristians
- Information that raises interfaith awareness and sensitivity
- Complete liturgical cycles for Christian and Jewish traditions
- Information to facilitate jointly planned activities
- ''Easily to Read" typeface
|Who's on Board?|
The monthly Who's on Board? feature profiles a member of our CCJS Board of Directors. We hope our readers and friends will have the opportunity to get to know the leaders behind the scenes who are committed to the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies and its mission. Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz, who is not only a CCJS Board Member, but also the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Israel on Longboat Key, Fl is featured this month.
to view a list of the CCJS 2010 - 2011 Board of Directors
Save The Date! Wednesday, October 27, 2010 The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
The Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies is proud to announce the Eternal Light Award for 2010 will be presented to Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr
., President of Saint Leo University and a founder of the Center for Cathoic-Jewish Studies.
The Eternal Light Award is presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the cause of Catholic-Jewish relations.
Dr. Kirk will receive this award on the eve of the 45th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's adoption of the historic Nostra Aetate
declaration, which opened the door for interfaith education and dialogue in the Catholic Church. His vision and leadership led to the creation of CCJS in 1998 and continues to inspire all of us who support the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Saint Leo University.
A Special Award, the CCJS Community Leadership Award
- will be presented to Gail and Paul Whiting
in recognition of their commitment to the Center and its mission and for their outstanding leadership in the community. As a couple who live their values each day, we honor and celebrate them and their many contributions.
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for more information on the awards and the
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