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.
How will America’s Jews vote in November – in the presidential election and in the congressional elections? Will their traditional liberalism remain intact, or will it show signs of erosion? Three notable experts will discuss this topic at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street, Newton) on Monday, November 19 at 7:30pm.
Rabbi David Saperstein, director of RAC (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism) in Washington, DC, and the most influential rabbi in the country according to Newsweek (2009), will be joined by author/journalist Jane Eisner (Taking Back the Vote: Getting American Youth Involved in our Democracy), and professor/author Debra Dash Moore (American Jewish Identity Politics). The discussion will be moderated by Leonard Fein, an author and essayist whose columns have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Nation.
The program is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations discussion series. Tickets are $18. Interfaith families/individuals welcome. Visit www.bostonjcc.org/artsevents or contact email@example.com or 617-965-5226.