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.
Enriching Our Lives: Interfaith Discussion Group is a new 6-session discussion and support group for those in interfaith relationships. Feelings about religion and traditions are shared in a safe format, with the goal of strengthening communication between partners. Issues discussed will include respect for each other's religious backgrounds, family of origin issues, holiday celebrations, and instilling religious identity in children. The final class will take place off-site and will feature a havdalah (end of Shabbat) service on Saturday April 28th. Facilitator: Rabbi Brian Glusman