United Hebrew Congregation is committed to maintaining the Jewish presence in the Wabash Valley by providing religious, spiritual, educational and social programming. We strive to broaden and strengthen our connections with all members of the Jewish
community. We value our historical role as an integral part of the wider Wabash Valley.
community and endeavor to contribute to its welfare.
As mounting instances of identity-based violence arouse memories of historic, mass atrocities, alarmed communities across the U.S. increasingly counter with public vigils and calls for peaceful resolution to conflict.
Here in Terre Haute, UHC’s sanctuary provides a welcoming venue for such events. On April 7, the 25th anniversary of the day Rwanda’s Hutu majority unleashed a genocide that took the lives of 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi minority, UHC welcomed survivor Emmanuel Habimana and the Terre Haute South Vigo High School STAND club to present a special program entitled #TogetherWeRemember.
Sisterhood will meet at noon Tuesday, April 16, at Rick's Smokehouse, 3102 Wabash Ave. in Terre Haute. Please join us!
Last month, we got together at the Fly-IN Cafe at Terre Haute Regional Airport. I think everyone enjoyed watching the planes as we ate some delicious food.
We held a brief meeting after our meal, allowing us to take care of a few tasks and make some decisions.
As we have for many years, Sisterhood will make a donation to CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. The museum is an important part of the past and the future. We also decided we will help military veterans this year.
I know some of you ladies still considering Sisterhood but have not yet joined. We would love to have all the women at our Temple to be a part of our organization. You can still make a difference as a member of Sisterhood, even if you can’t make it to meetings!
What is the holiday celebrated by most Jews, no matter their observance level? You have three guesses and the first two don't count.
And the answer is ... Passover! The Passover story that we recount every year represents the seminal event in the history of our people. This story sets the stage for our ongoing spiritual development.
Passover is the one holiday that really needs a joyous group in order to have a meaningful celebration. And we will celebrate! Join us for for a Kabbalat Shabbat and seder at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Temple.
UHC will once again welcome the community to its sanctuary when the Terre Haute South Vigo High School STAND club presents guest speaker and Rwandan genocide survivor Emmanuel Habimana, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Temple.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, when members of the Hutu majority murdered some 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi minority.
The event is part of #TogetherWeRemember, an “annual international campaign to transform remembrance into action to end identity-based violence for all humanity.”
The PBS program "There Are Jews Here" follows the untold stories of four once-thriving American Jewish communities that are now barely holding on. As communities struggle with aging congregants and dwindling interest, families are moving to larger cities with more robust congregations.
A portrait of people who are doing their part to keep the Jewish spirit alive, the film celebrates religious diversity in small-town America.
Beyond that description, I found the 90-minute show to provide an excellent representation of our own experience and many of the ideas we have tried or considered in order to encourage engagement.
Recently, Cathy and Steve Jolliff sent a contribution in memory of Dr. Jack Weinbaum.
I sent the notice to Bobbie Weinbaum and she was curious as to who the Jolliffs were. I told Bobbie I knew the Jolliffs as very nice people who attended services on special occasions and were friends of Louise and Walter Sommers.
I emailed Cathy for further details to pass along to Bobbie. When Bobbie received this information, it warmed her heart to know how Dr. Weinbaum had touched the Jolliffs' lives and still remembered him after all these years.