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.
In the spirit of the ancient Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming the Sabbath) tradition of going into the fields to welcome the Sabbath, come to an outdoor Shabbat picnic and sing-along. Bring a picnic dinner. Challah, grape juice and dessert provided. Event held on Friday, June 22 from 6-7:30pm on the Whittemore-Robbins House Lawn located behind Robbins Library (700 Massachusetts Avenue) in Arlington. Geared for families with children ages 2+ years. No charge. Open to the entire community.
Register at bostonjcc.org/metronorthstars. For more information, contact email@example.com or 617-841-8009. Programs north of Boston are presented in collaboration with Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston with support from Combined Jewish Philanthropies. All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.