by Judith T. Fox

Translator’s note: I’ve attempted to keep these definitions very brief. Fuller explanations of many of these themes are available elsewhere on this site and I encourage you to read them. If you still have questions, have other words you want defined, or just want more information, please contact the Director of Congregational Learning,¬† at 860-233-2774,

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Omer -  Literally a measure of grain, usually refers to the counting of the days between Pesach and Shavuot.
Oneg Shabbat -  Coffee and cake following the service on Friday evening.