Vacation Culture School at a Glance
to familiarize ourselves with the variety of religious and cultural experiences of people living in our immediate community;
to make space for building relationships with individuals we might not otherwise encounter;
to learn some basic information about major world religions, including tenets; prayers; geographic distribution; language(s); foods; history; music; games;
to normalize and humanize people who may seem “other” to us by building relationships and shared experiences.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the U.K.’s former chief rabbi.
“One of the wonderful things about spending time with people completely unlike you is you discover how much you have in common. The same fears, the same hopes, the same concerns.”