What sorts of things do you have in your services?

Our ceremonies have a definite Jewish flavor and a humanistic flavor as well. We light candles with a humanistic blessing, in Hebrew and repeated in English, which says, "Wonderful is the light of the world, wonderful is the light of humankind, wonderful is the light of Shabbat (or Yom Kippur, Pesach, etc.)" We have a Sh'ma in Hebrew and English which says "Hear, O Israel, our people are one, all humanity is one." (This might be close to the original intent of this statement of faith, when Judea and Israel were competing countries with competing Gods--Elohim and Yahweh, called Adonai, or "the Lord"--and the attempt to untie the two was expressed in the saying, "Adonai is our Elohim, Adonai is one [the same].") We have a kaddish which praises life and honors our deceased relatives and friends. We sing Jewish songs--in Hebrew, English or Yiddish--which have familiar tunes and non-theistic words--some were secular to begin with, such as "Hine Ma Tov" and "Shalom Khaverim" and some have changes in the wording. 

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