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.
Taking place over the course of three sessions, Answering Your Jewish Children supplies fathers of other religious backgrounds whose spouses/partners are Jewish with practical information and guidance to help them raise Jewish children in the context of an interfaith marriage. Each session will present the key questions and answers involved for fathers who are raising Jewish children but are not Jewish themselves. Session topics will include: the “big” questions that children ask about life, death and God; holidays and rituals; and Jewish values and ethics.
“Answering Your Jewish Children” will be facilitated by Eytan Hammerman and take place at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton on December 1, 8 and 15. For more information, please contact Carol Beyer at (201) 666-6610 ext. 266 or email@example.com.