Humanistic Judaism group plans holidays ceremony

2013-08-15T00:00:00Z Humanistic Judaism group plans holidays ceremonySubmitted by Judy Teitler Secular Humanist Jewish Circle Arizona Daily Star

The Secular Humanist Jewish Circle will hold an observance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur on Sept. 7 at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the celebration begins at 10.

Consistent with the tenets of Humanistic Judaism, the service will celebrate the moral and ethical teachings of the holidays without prayer or reference to supernatural authority.

The observance will include traditional themes of the High Holidays, familiar and contemporary songs, poetry and participation. There will be an opportunity to remember deceased loved ones during a flower ceremony.

After the ceremony, guests will partake of a catered lunch followed by a discussion. Preregistration is required. Tickets are $25 for members and $40 for non-members.

For more information and to reserve your place, contact Susan at 577-7718 or srubinaz@comcast.net by Sept. 2.

All attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation for the Community Food Bank.

The Secular Humanist Jewish Circle is a local nonprofit organization designed to meet the needs of cultural, humanistic, secular Jews and their non-Jewish family members/partners.

For more information go to secularhumanistjewishcircle.org online.

To submit a story go to azstarnet.com/foothills online.

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