The timeline: main phases of the evening - start at 6 PM.
1) Israeli/Jewish dance instruction at 6.
2) Noshing at about 6:30. Jewish/American variety pot luck while we kibitz with old and new friends. (See recipes)
3) Keynote speech - Fireside program about 7:15. If you can't come earlier, come for this!
4) Jewish music, testimonies, communal cleanup.
Lynda will discuss the seven Holy Temple Feasts and Festivals ordained at Sinai under the Law. These instructions regarding the Feasts were given to the whole House of Israel, and prophecy states that they will be kept in the Millennium.
As recorded in Leviticus 23, the Lord gave Moses instruction for seven holy "feast days": three in the spring, beginning with the Passover (Pesach), three at the end of the harvest in the fall, culminating with the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), and one in the middle, Pentecost (Shavuot).
Many mistakenly believe that these holy feasts and festivals pertain only to the Jewish people and to the ancient temple in Jerusalem. However, the commandments and details pertaining to the feasts were given to the whole house of Israel. Prophets who saw the Millennial day prophesied that all nations would participate in Passover and Feast of Tabernacles celebrations (see Zech. 14:16; Ezek. 45).
Elijah appeared, as promised, on a Passover, to restore the keys of the gathering of Israel and the sealing of families to Israel.
Moroni directed Joseph Smith to remove the plates that would be translated as the Book of Mormon on the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah).
Sister Cherry was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in her youth, and was particularly drawn to the Church's teachings about covenants and temples. She has a deep understanding and love for the restored Gospel, and for Judaism and for its relevance to us today as a foundation for LDS practices and beliefs.
She was a CES teacher for over 12 years, and has been teaching adult education classes in the region for years. Her classes impart a deepened understanding, an increased testimony and a passion for the gospel in a holistic sense.
Lynda presented classes at BYU Education Week on the Feasts and Festivals, ancient temple practices, and divine symbolism. She presented at firesides and conferences for several Northwest stakes, and taught Gospel Doctrine for over 15 years. She is working on three important research volumes.
She brings to us great passion about UNITING Israel.
Her audiences have been strengthened and inspired, as you will also be.
Appropriate Jewish cultural music will be played. Testimonies will be invited.
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Here is a list of downloadable presentation handouts from our local Jewish Gen meetings in LDS Factoria. (Many of the great presentations are not listed here.)
Please enjoy the several issues of our ejournal, the New Shofar, and the original Shofars on our website: https://www.mormonsandjews.org/about/historical/Shofars-History.html.
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