When my husband read an early draft of this essay, he asked, "Why doesn't her partner have to support our daughter? After all, they agreed to raise children as Jews." What does it mean to raise a Jewish child?
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.
A panel of elder care experts will discuss the challenges of the Sandwich Generation - a term used to describe adults, mostly age 40-60, that care for elderly parents while also trying to juggle the demands of their own family and/or career. The discussion will take place on Thursday, November 3 from 7-8:30pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street, Newton). Panelists are Wesley Trice (Director of Private Services at Bayada Nurses Home Care Specialists), Emily B. Saltz (founder and director of Elder Resources which provides geriatric care management services for elderly clients and their families), Adam Shamus (licensed seniors real estate specialist), Bill Brisk (attorney specializing in elder law) and Susan Cohen Cwieka (executive director at Benchmark Senior Living). No charge. A JCC Wellness program. Open to all. Contact 617-558-6462 and firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.