Rabbi to lead Secular Humanist holiday event

The Secular Humanist Jewish Circle will hold an observance of Rosh Ha­sha­nah and Yom Kippur on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd St.

Rabbi Jack Silver, newly ordained secular humanist rabbi who is a member of Congregation Or Adam in Phoenix, will lead the service, which will include opportunities for congregational participation and music.

Silver, who sees the Torah as a compilation of human experiences, many written in metaphorical form, will draw upon such stories as they relate to our modern ethical dilemmas and challenges.

Sign-in and socializing will begin at 9:30 a.m. The program will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a light lunch. After lunch, Silver will lead a discussion based on the themes introduced during his morning talk.

The cost of the event is $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers (half price for children ages 6-12). RSVP by Sept. 14 to Cathleen Becskehazy at 293-3919 or Martin Schulman at 296-3762 or martinschulman30@gmail.com.