Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 23 & 30 in the Old Fellowship Hall!

The 10 Commandments are fundamental to both Jewish and Christian theology and history. So, if Judaism forms the foundation of Christianity, what can we learn from the Jewish perspective on God’s 10 Words?

Rabbi Alan Greenbaum discusses the 10 Commandments from a Jewish perspective.

Rabbi Alan Greenbaum discusses the 10 Commandments from a Jewish perspective.

Rabbi Alan Greenbaum will lead us in a discussion of this topic during our Adult Forum on two consecutive Sundays, April 23 & 30. Our adult Sunday school program starts at 10 a.m. in the Old Fellowship Hall. Be sure to pick up your coffee and baked goods around the corner in the Fellowship Center before the Forum starts.

Please join us for this special event! We welcome Rabbi Greenbaum to Peace for this generous presentation. Rabbi Greenbaum led the nearby Congregation B’nai Harim, located at the Grass Valley Jewish Community Center in downtown Grass Valley.

Lutherans have a special take on the 10 Commandments. Martin Luther understood the commandments as having both negative and positive aspects. We are called, not only to NOT do something bad, but also to DO something good. For example, it’s not enough to not steal from our neighbor. God calls us to actively help our neighbor preserve what is his.

PEACE has a special relationship with our local Jewish community! In the early 1990s, PEACE offered space to the fledgling Jewish congregation before they acquired their present building on Walsh Street. When you are in the Fellowship Center, look for the artistic triptych of plates on the wall. PEACE received these beautiful plates from the Jewish Community Center members as a gift for that brotherly service. The plates depict “Interfaith Harmony” with the Madonna and Child, symbol of Christianity; the Archangel Michael, who led the angel armies to protect and fight for Israel; and the Archangel Gabriel, considered by Islam to be the chief of the angels.


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