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.
Is truth in politics really possible? Is there something inherent in the realm of politics, or in the character of the people who go into politics, that keeps the truth at bay? U.S. Congressman Barney Frank, along with other notable experts, will discuss this topic at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton on Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30pm.
Frank, in his 16th term representing Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District, will be joined by journalist Rob Kuttner and Father J. Bryan Hehir, S.J., both veteran observers of the political scene. Kuttner was a columnist for Business Week for 20 years. Father Hehir is a religion professor at Harvard University. He is also Secretary for Health Care and Social Services for the Archdiocese of Boston and the former President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. The discussion will be moderated by Leonard Fein, an author and essayist whose columns have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Nation.
The event is part of the Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations lecture series sponsored by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. The series is underwritten by The Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation with additional donor support from Carolynn H. Levy and Alan Sharaf. Cost is $15. Students and seniors: $12. For tickets, contact 617-965-5226, email@example.com or visit www.bostonjcc.org/artsevents.