Our updated booklet, Weddings For The Interfaith Couple, walks you through all of the traditions for the big day, starting with two to think about in advance (choosing a wedding contract known as a ketubah and topics to consider when meeting with your wedding officiant).
Rabbi Mychal will be leading us in a discussion of interfaith relationships throughout Jewish history and the present challenges and opportunities they pose. This discussion will provide a foundation for the second part of the series in which we will explore the many realities of interfaith relationships, including challenges we have faced and our varied approaches to our own interfaith experiences.
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.
Diana Henriques, author of the bestselling book about the Bernie Madoff scandal, along with well-known thriller writers Joseph Finder, Len Rosen and Douglas Starr, headline the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Boston Jewish Book Fair Festival Day on Sunday, November 20 at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton.
The day begins with brunch at 11am with Henriques, the New York Times senior financial writer whose book, The Wizard of Lies – Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, adds significant detail to the Madoff story. Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan will lead the conversation.
Bestselling thriller writers Joseph Finder (Buried Secrets), Len Rosen (All Cry Chaos) and Douglas Starr (The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science) discuss their novels at 1pm. The roundtable discussion will be led by James Fox, professor of criminology, law and public policy at Northeastern University and Boston Globe crime and punishment columnist.
Authors Adam Schwartz (A Stranger on the Planet – A Novel), Robert Strauss (Daddy’s Little Goalie), Stuart Hecht (Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation, and the American Musical), Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin (The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook) discuss their books at 2:30pm.
Finally, an informational session on how to write and publish children’s books featuring children’s book author Jane Kohuth (Estie the Mensch) takes place at 4pm.
Cost is $15 for the Henriques brunch (reservations required); $8 for all afternoon events; $18 for the full day. Purchase tickets at www.jccgb.org/bookfair or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111. The JCC is located at 333 Nahanton Street.