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.
Dear Olivia is a multi-media dance performance piece inspired by a letter to a young woman on the eve of her Bat Mitzvah. Addressing the meaning of this Jewish life passage and a Jewish girl's coming of age, choreographer Joanie Block interprets the symbolic transition from girlhood to womanhood through dance, music and video.
In the performance, which takes place at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton on Thursday, May 3 (7:30pm), an ensemble of five dancers explores the life span of a woman under the watchful and guiding eye of a young girl's spirit.
Block has taught dance and performed in the Boston area for 30 years, most recently with the celebrated choreographer Dorothy Hershkowitz. Set design is by Linda Klein. Original score by Billy Novick. Video created by Lynn Bikofsky. The dancers are Melinda Rothstein, Yenkuei Chuang, Jesica Muise and Lucy Considine.
Dear Olivia is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Events and Performances series. Cost is $20. Purchase tickets at www.bostonjcc.org/artsevents or contact 617-965-5226 or email@example.com. The JCC is located at 333 Nahanton Street in Newton.