Why Do THEY Do That? A series of understanding

by | Nov 12, 2012 | What’s Happening

The Jewish Museum & Cultural Center continues its new series to discuss the many differences in religious cultures, yet similarities.

The series takes place on the second Sunday of each month.

Each event is open to the public and suitable for all ages. Donation of $5 per person. The Jewish Museum & Cultural Center is located at 607 Effingham Street in Portsmouth. Space is limited. Call 757‑391 9266 for a guaranteed reservation.

Diverse December Differences
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2pm
What are the customs and traditions of Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanza, and Ramadan? How are they different and are they alike?

Birth and Coming of Age
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2pm
Some customs seem extreme. Discover the meanings and reasoning behind life cycle events such as circumcision, shaving of a child’s head, communion, and baptism.

The series continues through March 2013.