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.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker, actor, and scriptwriter Paul Mazursky (Next Stop, Greenwich Village; An Unmarried Woman; Down and Out in Beverly Hills; Enemies: A Love Story), Yippee chronicles the director’s whirlwind journey to Uman, a small Ukrainian town that's the site of an annual gathering of Hasidic Jewish men who make Rosh Hashanah pilgrimages to the burial place of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav (1772–1810). Yippee is an infectious road movie filled with electricity and awe. Mazursky is a funny, curious, and generous guide.
A post-screening discussion will be led by Dr. Joshua Shanes.