Introduction To Judaism Classes Available At Mizpah Congregation

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mizpah Congregation begins Introduction to Judaism classes on Tuesdays. Beginning Oct. 3, each of five, three-week blocks in October, November, January, February and March are held at Mizpah Congregation, 923 McCallie Ave., from 7:15-8:45 p.m.

There is a $50 fee for materials and handouts for the 15 classes.  RSVP to the Mizpah office at mizpah@epbfi.com or 423-267-9771 to save a spot. 

Explore Jewish traditions with Rabbi Craig Lewis. The course will cover basic Jewish history, the major holidays along with some of the minor holidays, important life cycle events, Jewish theology, the worship service, the Hebrew language, and our connection to the land and State of Israel. This course is for anyone wants to learn about Judaism or for those who wish to learn more. This course can fulfill a requirement for individuals wishing to convert to Judaism. It can also provide a refresher course for Jewish people who have not studied their tradition for several years. It is also ideal for interfaith couples who want to understand more about Jewish traditions.

Rabbi Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in French from the University of Kansas. He also earned a master’s in Management from L’Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Clermont-Ferrand, France. On his way to becoming a rabbi, he was awarded a Master of Hebrew Letters from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.

Mizpah Congregation is the only Reform Congregation in Chattanooga, formed in 1866 and known initially as the Hebrew Benevolent Association. Meeting in people’s homes, the Temple is now in its third building, the first two closer to downtown. Its present building opened in 1927 thanks to a financial gift from Adolph Ochs, who’s family owned the New York Times, and the Chattanooga Times.  The congregation changed its name to Mizpah, which in Hebrew means “watch over,” or “look out for,” in honor of Lookout Mountain. Mizpah has migrated into being the progressive, inclusive representing all Temples in North America.




Wayne Pederson Is Keynote Speaker At AMG International 75th Anniversary

AMG International is celebrating 75 Years of International and Global Ministry on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  Wayne Pederson will be the keynote speaker.  He is president emeritus and global ambassador of Reach Beyond in Colorado Springs, Co.  Special guests joining ... (click for more)

AMG International Celebrates 75th Anniversary On Nov. 9

AMG International will be celebrating 75 years of God’s faithfulness on  Thursday, Nov. 9 , from  6:45-8:45 p.m.  at the Chattanooga Convention Center.    The keynote speaker will be Dr. Wayne Pederson, global ambassador for Reach Beyond.   Organizers said, "We will also hear from ministry leaders from around the world as we celebrate ... (click for more)

Man Shot Multiple Times In Cleveland; Jesus Teague, 14, Is Arrested

On Saturday, at 6:12 a.m., Cleveland Police Department responded to 1210 Elrod Place SE in reference to a domestic disturbance.   A man sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Erlanger by Life Force. His condition is stable, at this time.   The suspect, Jesus Tyler Teague, 14, was located and was in custody as of 3:25 p.m. ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADAMS, BRAD DEWAYNE  2821 3RD AVE CHATTANOOGA, 37407  Age at Arrest: 37 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- ADKINS, KENDRA R  132 PARKS DRIVE FORT OGLETHORPE, 30742  Age at Arrest: 19 years old Arresting Agency: Red Bank ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Myth And Fact Check

My husband and I recently had the privilege of participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Chattanooga. I listened as my husband told the audience about how his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was nine and how she died from the disease when he was fourteen. As a child, my husband didn’t understand what breast cancer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s All About People

The leaders of Hamilton County’s Mental Health Court held a heart-warming open house Friday afternoon and it was announced that just since February, the creation has saved the county over $3 million in incarceration costs. But to hear County Mayor Jim Coppinger or Judge Don Poole tell it, that’s not what is important. “Soon after the court started, a kind, quiet man I’ll ... (click for more)