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.
Anita Diamant, author of The Red Tent, and more recently Day After Night: a Novel, will be speaking with us on Sunday, January 29 at 10:30am. Ms. Diamant is known as an author of historical fiction as well as many Jewishly themed non-fiction works including How to Raise A Jewish Child: A Practical Handbook for Family Life, and Living a Jewish Life: Jewish Traditions, Customs and Values for Today's Families as well as many more.
She will be speaking with the congregation in an interview format. If you have questions you would like to ask her, please reply to this e-mail.
We will have her books available for sale during religious school hours beginning in January and they will be available for sale on the day of her visit as well. She will remain after the talk to sign her work.
This event is free and open to the public, please invite your friends.