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.
“In Pursuit of the Longevity Dividend: Living Longer and Better” will be the topic when Dr. S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a research associate at the University of Chicago’s Center on Aging, as well as at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, speaks at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Congregation Solel.
It’s free. It’s open to the public, so bring your friends. This promises to be an interesting afternoon.
Solel’s Just Congregations Aging With Dignity task force, in conjunction with Solel’s lifelong learning committee, is sponsoring Dr. Olshansky, whose research has been published in prestigious peer reviewed journals and who has spoken all over the world. For more information about Dr. Olshansky, visit his website: http://web.mac.com/sjayo/SJayOlshansky/Background.html