Our updated booklet, Weddings For The Interfaith Couple, walks you through all of the traditions for the big day, starting with two to think about in advance (choosing a wedding contract known as a ketubah and topics to consider when meeting with your wedding officiant).
Rabbi Mychal will be leading us in a discussion of interfaith relationships throughout Jewish history and the present challenges and opportunities they pose. This discussion will provide a foundation for the second part of the series in which we will explore the many realities of interfaith relationships, including challenges we have faced and our varied approaches to our own interfaith experiences.
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.
Jane Eisner, a pioneer in journalism and the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of the Forward, will address, Where Are the Women in Jewish Professional Life? when she serves as guest speaker for this year's Celebration of Jewish Professional Life & Leadership.
"This is an issue for professionals, volunteers, and donors, regardless of gender," said Dr. Hal M. Lewis, President and CEO of Spertus. "At Spertus, where we believe that strong leaders build and sustain strong Jewish communities, we feel a special responsibility to bring this issue to the forefront. And Jane Eisner is the perfect person to foster the conversation."
Jane Eisner has been addressing this issue for many years. In a recent Forward editorial, she said, "I'm grateful for the incremental changes in workplace policies
and individual attitudes that I've witnessed...I'd like to believe the Forward's editorials championing women's leadership and the need for family-friendly policies in Jewish organizations have contributed to some modest successes and will encourage more. But we're nibbling around the edges."
November 14 2012
5:30 pm - 7:30 PM
Free but reservations required at NetworkRSVP@spertus.edu