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 crisis of faith can affect anyone at any time. How one deals with it is the subject of two extraordinary books by authors Jennifer Haigh (Faith) and Dani Shapiro (Devotion). The two authors explore this experience from different literary genres and from different religious perspectives: Shapiro from the Jewish point of view and Haigh from the Catholic standpoint.
Haigh and Shapiro will discuss their viewpoints on faith and devotion on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Author Tova Mirvis will moderate the discussion.
Faith and Devotion 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/bookfair or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111.