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 tradition of going into the fields to welcome the Sabbath, join the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston for an outdoor Shabbat picnic and sing-along on Friday, July 27 from 6-7:30pm. Geared for interfaith couples and families. Everyone is welcome.
Pinebank is nestled in a park-like setting with a great view of the pond. Bring a picnic dinner and blanket. Dessert will be provided. Relax with family and friends, new and old. Feel free to bring musical instruments, kites, frisbees, etc.
Parking is available around the pond and on side streets. Directions at emeraldnecklace.org/pinebank-directions. No rain date scheduled. In case of inclement weather, please call 617-558-6414 after 4:30pm on the day of the event for an update.
This program is being provided thanks to a special grant from CJP plus our partners: Rabbi Lev Baesh, Temple Israel, Temple Hillel Bnai Torah and InterfaithFamily.com. All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.