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.
Poet and translator Peter Cole will read from and talk about his new book, "The Poetry of Kabbalah," with a discussion led by DePaul University’s Dr. Rachel Shteir. For the first time in English, "The Poetry of Kabbalah" brings to the public verse that emerges directly from Jewish mysticism. Cole provides dazzling interpretations of works composed on three continents over 1500 years. Cole has been recognized for his work with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2007 he was named a MacArthur Fellow.