Interfaith News for July 21


Chabad Jewish House

A full season of activities, including services and classes, has been planned by the Zigdon Chabad Jewish House at 23 Vincent. Visit for the schedule and information about logging into the services and classes.

Rabbi Zalman Vilenkin presents “Talmudic Everyday Ethics” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 21, via Zoom and YouTube. These discussions focus on everyday ethical issues and use the Talmud and other Jewish sources as its guide.

Vilenkin presents “Jewish Psychology” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 22, via Zoom and YouTube. Join us and study the Jewish model of human psychology and how to apply it to life.

To watch the classes streamed live, please visit If you would like to join

in the discussion/class via Zoom, please email for the meeting ID and password.

Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Since we cannot socialize in person this season, here is a serving of Social Tea to enjoy:

“True universality does not consist in knowing much but in loving much.” — Jakob Burckhardt

Chautauqua Catholic Community

Daily Mass is held at 8 a.m. Mondays and Fridays and at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Mary of Lourdes in Mayville. Daily Mass is held at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Our Lady of Lourdes in Bemus Point. Consult the website for details:

Hebrew Congregation

To register for the Kabbalat Shabbat service on Zoom, click here before noon Thursday, July 23. After a lot of work and great assistance from Chautauqua Institution, the Kabbalat Shabbat service is also accessible on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch. Registration is necessary.

Lutheran House 

Our social hour is at 4:30 p.m. EDT every Tuesday via Zoom. For an invitation, contact our hosts Sue and Jerry Keppel at

Mystic Heart Community Meditation

The mission of The Mystic Heart is to help participants discover and manifest peace, compassion, and kindness in themselves, in their relations with others, and in their communities. 

Wayman Kubicka leads a session on Japanese Zen Meditation at 8 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 21, on the Virtual Porch.

Subagh Khalsa leads a session in Sikh Dharma Meditation at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 21, on the Virtual Porch.

Muinuddin Charles Smith leads a session on Sufi Meditation on the Breath at 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 22, on the Virtual Porch.

Kim Hehr leads a session on Kundalini Yoga Meditation for Protection at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 22, on the Virtual Porch.

Prayers for Peace through Compassion 

For many years, every morning during the season from 8:55 to 9 a.m., Chautauquans have gathered in the Grove to pray for peace through compassion. In 2020, all Chautauquans around the world are invited to join together from wherever they are in silent prayer and reflection for five minutes.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Chautauqua

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) host a weekly “get together” for social connection, support, and to answer the inquiries and needs of the greater Chautauqua community at 6 p.m. EDT Wednesdays via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please email

Women in Ministry

Women who are involved in ministry are welcome to attend our noon meeting every Wednesday via Zoom. Email by the evening of Tuesday, July 20, to receive an invitation.

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The author Meg Viehe

Meg Viehe is a retired teacher living in Newport Beach, California, during the off-season. She is happiest when she and her husband Rich are surrounded by their children, grandchildren and the extended Viehe clan and friends at Chautauqua. Her advice to her grandchildren and others: “Be nice to everyone at Chautauqua. You never know who will be part of your future family!”