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.
Stuart E. Eizenstat, former US Ambassador to the European Union, will discuss the future of the Jews at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton. He will survey the major geopolitical, economic, and security challenges facing the world in general, and the Jewish world and the United States in particular.
Eizenstat will discuss his book, The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and its Relationship with the United States and how these forces include the shift of power and influence from the United States and Europe to Asia and Latin America; the new information age; the battle for the direction of the Muslim world; and the rise of a new anti-Semitism that seeks to delegitimize Israel as a Jewish state.
This event will take place on Sunday, November 18 at 11am and is the keynote event for JCC Boston Jewish Book Fair Day. Joining the conversation will be Rob Leikind, Director of AJC/Boston. The event is open to all.
The program is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. Cost is $15. Purchase tickets at www.bostonjcc.org/bookfair or contact 617-965-5226 or firstname.lastname@example.org