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.
Chanukah and Christmas evoke vivid memories and family associations. You are invited to a free workshop on Tuesday, November 29 from 7:30-9pm that will provide you with the chance to share and explore ways to create new family traditions while respecting and honoring each of your values and memories in the process. Geared for couples and parents in interfaith relationships. Facilitated by Lev Baesh, consultant on issues of diversity and inclusion. No charge, please register by November 25. Workshop held at the Spontaneous Celebrations (45 Danforth Street, 1st floor community room) in Jamaica Plain. Register online at jccgb.org/chanukahJP. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-558-6440. JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.