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.
A film about the first and only season of the Israel Baseball League will be screened at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center on Sunday, March 11 at 4pm. Boston bagel maker Larry Baras wanted to create a professional baseball league in Israel. His idea was met with incredulity, dismissal and hostility. He attempted it anyway. Holy Land Hardball is the story of his dream to bring America’s favorite pastime to the Middle East.
After the movie, author Aaron Pribble will discuss his book, Pitching in the Promised Land – A Story of the First and Only Season in the Israel Baseball League. Pribble’s tome is a coming-of-age story (spiritually and athletically) about one short baseball season intertwined with romance, Middle Eastern politics, and the dreams of America’s pastime far from home.
“Thinking Baseball – Movie and Book Talk” is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Boston Jewish Book Fair. Ticket price is $8. Discount for JCC members, students and seniors. Purchase tickets online at www.bostonjcc.org/artsevents or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111. The JCC is located at 333 Nahanton Street in Newton.