Why Do THEY Do That? — A series of understanding

by | Nov 21, 2012 | What’s Happening

Sundays, Dec. 9 and Jan. 13, 2 pm

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