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.
Kids rule at the JCC! During the JCC Kids Choice December school vacation program, Dec 26-30, children in grades K-6 choose what they want to do each day. The daily choice of electives includes sports, swimming, arts and crafts, dance, drama, cooking, board games and rock wall climbing. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton from 9am-4pm with early drop off and extended day available. Special activities are planned each day, including a Chanukah party, trip ice skating, Jewparty game show and a visit from the Yo Yo People.
Cost is $500/week for registrations received before Dec 9 ($555 thereafter). Come for one day or as many days as you would like. (Per day costs range from $105 to $120.) Lunch is available from Dushez Cafe at the JCC for an additional charge.
Register at jccgb.org/schoolvacations or call 617-558-6529. Open to the entire community. All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.