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INTERMARRIAGE WORKSHOP FOR SECULAR JEWS AND THEIR PARTNERS - Exploring the Secular Jewish Approach: Our beliefs, values and principles
Sponsor City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Type of Event Support/Counseling

Facilitated by Rabbi Peter Schweitzer

Especially for Dating, Engaged or Married Couples and Parents of Young Children

Why is this program different than all other programs?

No hidden agendas – No pressure on conversion – No guilt

Hear from the “experts” – Meet other couples who make it work

Find out about Secular Judaism and why it is the right home for so many intermarried couples and families.

15 West 86th Street (SAJ), 2nd floor Four Tuesday Evenings, 7-8:30pm $25 per person per session – 15% off for all 4 sessions – includes refreshments

April 17 Exploring the Secular Jewish Approach: Our beliefs, values and principles

  • What distinguishes Secular Jewish thinking and ceremonies
  • Why is this such a compelling approach for so many Jews today?
  • Finding a place in the secular Jewish community

April 24 Respecting Two Religious Heritages: With each other and with our families

  • Discuss the importance of each partner’s upbringing
  • Identifying shared values and beliefs in food, film, and fun
  • What are the issues, tensions, choices, options?

May 1 Creating Life Cycle and Holiday Ceremonies: How to honor our joint backgrounds

  • Making a wedding that is about both of us
  • Welcoming the birth of a child who is linked to the generations
  • Marking a bar or bat mitzvah that is a shared family celebration
  • How to make a Seder, light Chanuka candles, spin a dreidl, make latkes

May 8 Raising a Child: How to parent together

  • Negotiating two unique upbringings and sets of experiences
  • Developing critical thinking in our children
  • Talking to children about illness, death, divorce, God, other beliefs

Register by email ( or phone (212-213-1002).

Date/Dates April 17 2012
Times 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost $25/person/session
Street Address 15 West 86th Street (SAJ)
2nd Floor Google Map
Location New York, NY 10010 United States
Contact Information
Contact Name Peter Schweitzer
Phone Number (212) 213-1002
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