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.
Deborah Oropallo, a well-known Bay Area artist whose work is featured in the exhibition Houdini: Art and Magic, discusses Houdini as a working-class superhero, who not only captured the popular imagination of his time, but continues to inspire contemporary artists such as herself today. Musing on the reason for Houdini’s impact, Oropallo writes, “The artist’s job is basically to make people look. To look at what they know and to question what they know. Houdini operated in the same arena.” Oropallo, in conversation with Stretcher.org co-founder Meredith Tromble, will talk about her works in the show as well as current projects. Light refreshments served.
Deborah Oropallo has won numerous prestigious awards such as the National Endowment for the Arts (1991), the Modern Masters Award (1998), and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award (2005). Oropallo’s works are included in numerous museum collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A solo exhibition of her Guise series was mounted at the de Young Museum in 2008.
Meredith Tromble teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute in the department of Interdisciplinary Studies. She has lectured at the Tate Britain, the de Young Museum, and the University of Provence, among others. She is co-founder of the online art magazine, Stretcher.org.
advance registration recommended