Parents, Children and Interfaith Relationships: Listening so they will talk. Talking so they will listen. 4 week class being taught at Gratz College in Elkins Park, PA by IFF/Philadelphia Director Rabbi Robyn Frisch. The class begins Oct. 28 & is being offered both Tuesday afternoons & Tuesday evenings.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
I applaud these camps for allowing interfaith families entry. As a child in the 60′s I looked forward to going with my best friend to sleepaway camp. The camp, not listed here (in PA) disallowed my enrollment because my mother was not Jewish. I was 8 years old. It affected me greatly. Martin Luther King had died that year and it just seemed like discrimination. I became very disenchanted then, but I am actively Jewishly as an adult. I would have benefited greatly by going to sleep away with my friend, rather than ruining my take on her and her family and culture. Thank G-d for my parents who understood.
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