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Temple Judea will host two interfaith events to promote understanding

Temple Judea of Bucks County will host two events in April and May that are part of its effort with the Bucks-Mont Interfaith Community to reinforce support across all faiths and promote mutual understanding and education about different religious customs and beliefs.

The temple will host representatives of many faiths at a Shabbat service led by Rabbi Richard Simon, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26. Because the service will take place at the end of Passover, it will include some teachings about the holiday.

Rabbi Elliot Strom will lead the community in observance of Yom Hashoah, or the Day of Remembrance, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. The service will reflect on the 6 million Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust, as well as others that perished in that genocide and other acts of hatred and murder subsequent to World War II.

The two services are the latest in a series of activities from the Bucks-Mont Interfaith Coalition. Meetings and shared observances have already occurred in several churches, temples and mosques in the past year, and the coalition plans to continue to build bonds of friendship across groups and increase that understanding to reduce the likelihood of acts of prejudice happening in the community.

The coalition seeks to promote peace, understanding and support for each other in uncertain times. Another group goal is to fight hatred and racism in local communities by continuing to learn from each other.

Temple Judea is a Reform Jewish temple at 38 Rogers Road, Furlong. Contact 215-348-5022 or