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.
National Public Radio comic correspondent Dan Zevin will discuss his latest book, Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad, at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Zevin’s book takes readers through his own humorous coming-of-age as a parent and adult. Rabbi Joseph Meszler, whose book (A Man’s Responsibility: A Jewish Guide to Being a Son, a Partner in Marriage, a Father and a Community Leader) is a provocative look at men’s spiritual growth, will add to the discussion. A craft beer tasting, sponsored by Homebrew Emporium of Cambridge, will follow.
The event takes place at 7:30pm and is open to the community. The program is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Boston Jewish Book Fair and is co-sponsored by JCC Early Learning Centers. Interfaith families/individuals welcome. Cost is $8. Purchase tickets at www.bostonjcc.org/bookfair or contact 617-965-5226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.