Young Rabbis Bring Shabbat Experience to Jewish Millenials
January 4, 2018, Sandy Springs, GA – Rabbi Max Miller and Rabbi Rachael Miller, a Millennial couple and rabbis at North Atlanta’s Temple Emanu-El have created a unique series to connect Jewish millennials to one of Judaism’s traditional strengths, the Shabbat experience, through a program called “Shabbat Together.”
“Shabbat Together” engages young Jews in their 20’s and 30’s for authentic, creative, and meaningful Shabbat dinners. “Shabbat Together” is open to single, married, or partnered Jews with or without children (though these are adult-only dinners). Six dinners are scheduled for the first half of 2018 - January 19, February 2, March 16, April 6, May 18, and June 29. The events will begin at 7 P.M. at different host’s homes.
To register or to learn more about this program, please contact Rabbi Max Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rabbi Rachael Miller at email@example.com.
The focus is to lower barriers of entry to Shabbat and to help young people who may be new to town or unaffiliated with a synagogue to experience Judaism and community in a home environment. There will be a new host for each Shabbat and Rabbis Max and Rachael will help the hosts facilitate a dinner that is full of ritual, spirituality, rich discussion and great food.
They pioneered a similar program during their rabbinic studies at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, OH. It proved to be very successful, and they are optimistic that it will succeed in Atlanta.
About Temple Emanu-El
Temple Emanu-El was founded in 1978 by a daring group of Jewish families living on the north side of Atlanta. Its vision always has been to give our congregants a deeper, more meaningful life in a warm, caring neighborhood synagogue. We are focused on transforming ourselves and our world through the five main pillars of Jewish life: Sacred Community, Worship and Spirituality, Lifelong Learning, Israel and Peoplehood, and Social Justice.