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.
The Gilson JCC Early Learning Center in Sharon will hold open houses for parents of toddlers and preschool age children on Sunday, October 21 and Sunday, November 4, both held from 9:30-11:30am. Parents can meet the teachers, meet the school’s director, tour the classrooms and register for fall 2013 school year. The school accepts children ages 15 months to 5 years old and is one of six schools in the Boston area operated by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. Program offers full and part day options, full and part week options, early drop-off and extended day and full year or school year programs. The Gilson JCC Early Learning Center is located at 25 Canton Street at Temple Sinai and is open to the entire community. For more information, contact 781-795-4900, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bostonjcc.org/earlylearning.