Friday, April 18, 2014


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The 2nd Community Program 2014: Sharing Religious Faith Freely and Fearlessly

The 2nd Monday Series, a program created in 2009 to offer 10 annual interfaith lectures, is now being shaped as a multi-faith community. 


  • New Name: The 2nd Community
  • The vision:  create a multi-faith community for sharing faith stories “freely and fearlessly”
  •  Ultimate purpose:  respectful understanding of the beliefs and practices of others and, in so doing, to enrich one’s own faith perspective.

Monday, April 7, 7-8:30 p.m., Northaven UMC Atrium/Sanctuary

Panel: Rabbi Heidi Coretz, Tasnim McCormick Benhalim

Transmitting Our Core Values: Family and Faith



The panelists will address two questions from their respective faith perspectives:
    1. “How does your faith help you transmit your core values to the next generations?”
    2. “How do you address the contemporary challenges for transmitting these core values?”
Clusters of participants will discuss how the presentation relates to their own life of faith.


For the past ten years, Heidi Coretz has served at the Director of Hillel of Dallas, serving the Jewish students on the campuses of SMU and UT Dallas, as well as UT Arlington and the local community colleges.   In August, Heidi became the rabbi of a new congregation, Shir Tikvah in Frisco.  Rabbi Coretz is married to Alan and they have four children.


Tasnim McCormick Benhalim is Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Diversity Wealth, providing consultation services to build trust and communication across diverse populations.  A long-time member of The Thanksgiving Square Interfaith Council, she co-founded the Islamic Art Revival Series, using art to build bridges across generations and cultures.  Tasnim is a convert to Islam and a 6th generation Texan whose ancestors go back to them 1840's in a small central Texas town called Mahomet. 


There is no charge. Please register to help us with planning. Free childcare can be requested when you register.