Interfaith Encounters An opportunity to meet and experience other faith/no faith & culture traditions
Whether you are a follower of a faith tradition or have no faith, La Convivencia invites you to participate in its series of Interfaith Encounters.Interfaith Encounters is an opportunity to meet and experience other faith traditions or those who have no faith through celebration, communication, collaboration and education. Each month, participate in an activity designed to build bridges among those who follow various faith traditions or have no faith. The activities include visits to houses of worship, guided conversations over dinner and joining together on service projects.
September 26: Sukkot Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction Teens and tweens: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Adults: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sukkot is known as the “Festival of Tabernacles” and the “Feast of Booths.” It is one of Judaism’s three central festivals, along with Passover and Shavuot. It is traditional to build a sukkah, a temporary hut to dwell in during the holiday, symbolic of temporary shelter used when the Jewish people fled to Israel during Biblical times. At Beth Chaim, we will be learning the history and traditions of Sukkot and why Sukkot is still meaningful today. The program is divided into two parts: for teens and tweens from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM and for adults from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Adults do not need to be accompanied by a tween or teen.
October 14: Potluck for Peace The House Next Door, 177 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Join together with a convivial group of people from varied faith traditions in an intimate setting for an evening of good food and good conversation. Each discussion will center on one topic that will allow us to explore and understand our different faiths and how they manifest in our personal lives and in the world.
November 10: Visit to Swaminarayan Temple 112 North Main Street, Robbinsville 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM The largest Hindu temple in the world is right here in our area and we will be meeting for a guided tour of the temple as well as opportunities to witness a devotional ceremony and to enjoy some delicious Indian food. Learn about how Hinduism is practiced at this temple and marvel at the amazing and intricate architecture.
December 8: Christmas Cookies for Homeless in our area Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church, 154 South Mill Road, West Windsor 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Spread some Christmas cheer as we gather to bake Christmas cookies for donation to homeless families in our area. You do not need to be an expert baker to participate in this holiday tradition. Just bring yourself and some holiday spirit!