Interfaith Shabbat planned
For nearly three decades, the Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El has sponsored an annual forum to promote knowledge and understanding among faiths of the Dallas religious community. In the past, they have presented clergy and lay people from diverse faiths and races from the other two great Abrahamic traditions whose origins we share - Christianity and Islam.
On Friday, Feb. 21, at 8:15 p.m., the Sisterhood will welcome the Reverend Dr. John Frederick Fiedler of the First United Methodist Church of Dallas to Temple's 29th annual Interfaith Shabbat. Dr. Fiedler is one of the most prominent ministers in Dallas, and leads a church that shares with Temple Emanu-El a strong commitment to social service. He is known for dynamic preaching, and can be heard regularly on local radio and television.
Fiedler, a native Texan, received his doctorate of ministry from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He has been pastor to several Dallas and Fort Worth churches for more than 20 years.
This is the first Interfaith Shabbat at which both choral and cantorial music will be heard. Cantor Gail Hirschenfang, Temple Emanu-El's guest cantor, will join the choirs of Temple Emanu-El (led by Ralph Stannard) and the First United Methodist Church (led by Dana Effler). More than 100 voices will performing inspirational and spiritual music during the service.
For more information, call Sarah Yarrin at (214) 361-0486 or Barbara Stone at (972) 661-1840.
This story was published in the DallasJewishWeek
on: Thursday, February 13, 2003