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.
February 2 Open House to Showcase Accomplishments of Individuals with Challenges
The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston (JCC, bostonjcc.org) will commemorate Disability Awareness Month with an Open House showcasing the accomplishments of men and women with physical, mental health and cognitive challenges. The event, to be held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton from 10am-5pm on Thursday, February 2, is open to the public and includes:
-Screenings of INCLUDING SAMUEL, the award-winning documentary by photojournalist Dan Habib (11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm)
-Service dog demonstration with Boston Marathon® runner and Newton resident Barbara Lischinsky
-Art of Newton resident Neri Avraham and Stoughton resident Jason Mitchell, through February 6
-Information tables sponsored by JCC Special Needs Services, Early Learning Centers, Camping, and Health and Fitness; also, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters
“Welcome and inclusion are core Jewish values and are at the heart of the JCC’s philosophy,” said Mark Sokoll, JCC President/CEO. “This event showcases the accomplishments and challenges of individuals, allowing us to appreciate their abilities while better understanding their challenges. This is what brings us all closer together and creates a sense of community.”
NOTE: Artists are available for comment and commentary.