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Before and Beyond Conversion.
Sponsor Outreach Training Institute
Type of Event Education
Study Group
Description Before and Beyond Conversion: Personal, Family and Faith Concerns Involved in Conversion. June 5: 9am-4:30pm, dinner & evening forum 6-8:30pm; June 6: 9am-2:30pm. The first day of this in-depth training will feature text study on conversion and commitments made by a proselyte. A panel presentation will focus on the challenges in transition to Jewish life including such issues as telling one’s parents about the decision to convert. This day will address the role of clergy, family and community in supporting Jewish choices and nurturing new Jews through various lifecycle stages including mourning deaths of family members from other faiths. The second day will focus specifically on the vulnerable moments of becoming a Jew highlighting best practices for private and public conversion ceremonies and other conversion rituals for infants, children, teens and adults. Workshop opportunities throughout the two day training will explore inviting conversion, normalizing conversion as a Jewish life cycle ceremony and teaching conversion in our religious schools. Offered in collaboration with Mayyim Hayyyim Community Mikveh and Education Center. Participants traveling to Boston should contact Maria Benet for hotel and transportation information. Registration is $180 per person including all program materials, morning refreshments and lunches. The Wednesday evening dinner is optional and requires an additional fee.
Date/Dates June 05 2013 - June 06 2013
Times 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost Two day $95, Wed $65, Thurs $45, Optional Dinner $25
Street Address Temple Shalom of Newton
175 Temple Street Google Map
Location West Newton, MA 02465 United States
Contact Information
Contact Name Maria Benet
Phone Number 617-928-0012
Additional Information
Religion None