Jews' Next Dor

Congregation Beth David's Young Adult Group for Jewish 20 & 30 Somethings

Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Posted by challahbackgirl on November 5, 2007

Thanksgiving feastEach year Congregation Beth David as part of the Saratoga Ministerial Association joins with the local churches for an Interfaith Thanksgiving service. It’s location rotates each year, and the clergy from all faiths and demoninations lead the service.  Join with your neighbors this Thanksgiving morning for

Saratoga Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

10:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 22

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

601 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, Ca

See the program for this Saratoga Interfaith Service (PDF)

If you have any Thanksgiving favorites, share them with us on our recipe exchange.

After the jump there’s a Poem by an Unknown Author to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit.

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

Author unknown.


10 Responses to “Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service”

  1. […] Original post here […]

  2. Ish Tov said

    Cbdyag, can you be more specific about this. Is CBD encouraging Jews to go to a service where people will be worshipping Jesus?

  3. cbdyag said


    This post doesn’t mention Jesus. If you’re only view of our friends of other faiths is worshiping Jesus; I encourage you to attend this service where they give thanks for the blessings in everyone’s lives. This service is about tolerance, communication and coming together as a community. The service will have pieces and leaders from different faiths. Whether you attend or not, don’t be so quick to judge. Thanks for asking for clarification.

  4. Ish Tov said

    Cbdyag, a few years ago I went to a Catholic church for the funeral service of a close friend’s mom, who had died of cancer at the too young age of 50. I wanted to be there for my friend in his time of need.

    I’m not trying to badmouth other faiths. I know there are a lot of good Xtians out there who do a lot of good deeds in the world. But I’d rather hangout with them when they are not worshipping in a manner that I consider to be a violation of the first commandment.

  5. don miles said


  6. cbdyag said

    I’ve updated the post to include the program for this year’s service. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  7. […] little sister, CBDYAG blog, gets a gajillion hits for Thanksgiving-related […]

  8. […] Posts Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving ServiceGot Game? Ice Cream Social and Game NightJews’ Next Dor is going to the Movies: My Mexican ShivaYom […]

  9. […] Happy Thanksgiving Posted by admin in Blue Heaven on 11 27th, 2008 | no responses Pic Link: Jews’ Next Door: […]

  10. In 2009 the Interfaith Thanksgiving services comes to Congregation Beth David.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: