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.
The Leichtag Foundation, a foundation dedicated to strengthening a vibrant North Coastal Jewish community is hosting a focus group so that the foundation can hear about the needs, dreams and visions of community members. The focus group will welcome Jewish community members from all backgrounds and would love to hear feedback from interfaith families about their desires for an inclusive and welcoming community. There are no obligations or expectations, just a chance for voices to be heard! The Leichtag Foundation will provide childcare and dinner as well as a $25 visa gift card for participation. If you know someone who would like to participate, please have them e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-402-1481.