Why Do THEY Do That? A series of understanding

by | Oct 18, 2012 | What’s Happening

Begins Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 pm

The Jewish Museum & Cultural Center is presenting an exciting new series to discuss the differences in religious cultures, yet how many rituals are derived from the same ideas.

The series takes place on the second Sunday of each month with a discussion on the differences and similarities of the major world religions and their customs and how they parallel those of the Jewish faith.

Each presentation will explore various questions in regard to the featured topic and answered in the views of religious doctrine.

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.

Foods of Faith
Sunday, Nov. 11
What are traditional religious ritual foods? Why is a Challah braided? What is Kosher and Halal food? Are they the same? What are dietary customs? Sample various foods and learn these answers and more.

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?

The series continues through March 2013.