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.
Spend summer 2012 with Or Tzedek (Hebrew for Light of Justice), an unforgettable social justice program over the summer for teens with all different backgrounds including those from interfaith homes to learn about advocacy from a Jewish perspective. Meet Chicagoland teens and engage in eight intensive, incredible days of building friendships, exploring Jewish approaches to justice, and developing as a leader. Create change in Chicago’s diverse communities with leaders on the forefront of activism and organizing.
The program is an 8-day summer urban immersion program for high school students (participants much have completed Grade 9).