Can I be Jewish and have a Christmas Tree?
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Cool Shul

Can I be Jewish and have a Christmas Tree?

Welcome to the first video in the "Frequently Asked Questions" video series by Cool Shul. In this video, Rabbi and Cantor Diane Rose explores the question: Can Jews have Christmas trees? In this discussion of the age-old question, a favorite of interfaith couples, converts and more secular or less observant Jews, Rabbi Diane gives you the Cool Shul take on reorganized religion. Cool Shul is a Los Angeles-based, new, contemporary, and post-denominational community started by a group of friends longing for an intimate way to explore Judaism without any pressures. Our focus is on the “nougat center” of Jewish practice and prayer that are Universal Truths common to all religions. Jewish text and traditions are our guides, but the answers we seek belong to all. We share Shabbat once a month, we hold an elementary aged religious school twice a month for children grades K-5 and weekly for our middle school program. Our B’nai-Mitzvah students enter a year long, private study with Rabbi/Cantor Diane during which we create a personalized celebration that uniquely fits the child and the family. We invite you to enjoy what we have to offer as it works for you. We do not have formal membership at this time, but ask our families to become our "partners" by making a monthly or annual donation to help keep the ole lights on. Find Cool Shul at: http://www.coolshul.org Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/coolshul Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/coolshul Blog: https://rabbidiane.com/blog/
Am I a "Bad" Jew if I Eat Bacon?
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Cool Shul

Am I a "Bad" Jew if I Eat Bacon?

Welcome to the second video in the "Frequently Asked Questions" video series by Cool Shul. In this video, Rabbi and Cantor Diane Rose explores the question: Am I a "Bad" Jew if I Eat Bacon? In this discussion of deciding for oneself what is "fit" to eat, Rabbi Diane gives you the Cool Shul take on re-organized religion. Cool Shul is a Los Angeles-based, new, contemporary, and post-denominational community started by a group of friends longing for an intimate way to explore Judaism without any pressures. Our focus is on the “nougat centers” of Jewish practice and prayer that are Universal Truths common to all religions. Jewish text and traditions are our guides, but the answers we seek belong to all. We share Shabbat once a month, we hold an elementary aged religious school twice a month for children grades K-5, weekly for our middle school program, and twice a month for our post B'nei-Mitzvah. Our B’nei-Mitzvah students enter a year long, private study with Rabbi/Cantor Diane during which we create a personalized celebration that uniquely fits the child and the family. We invite you to enjoy what we have to offer as it works for you. We do not have formal membership at this time, but ask our families to become our "partners" by making a monthly or annual donation to help keep the 'ole lights on. Find Cool Shul at: http://www.coolshul.org Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/coolshul Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/coolshul Blog: https://rabbidiane.com/blog/