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.
TOT Shabbat services are family-friendly Shabbat services for families with young children and are led by Isaiah’s clergy and Director of Early Childhood and Family Life.
TOT Shabbat services are held once a month on friday evenings at 5:45 pm, last about 30 minutes, and are appropriate for families and children ages 0 - 6. Each TOT Shabbat service includes candle lighting, giving tzedakah, an age-appropriate Shabbat service, singing and a story with our TOT Shabbat puppets, Molly Mitzvah, Ilana Ivrit and Tommy Torah! After services, we join together for Shabbat table blessings, a complimentary family-friendly pizza dinner and Oneg (dessert), arts and crafts activities, a playspace for our youngest guests, and the opportunity to meet other families with young children. We hope that you will join us! No RSVP is required for dinner. We hope you will join us and get to know other families with young children!