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.
The Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton will be open to the community on Tuesday, December 25 from 10am until 1pm. The fitness center, basketball courts, indoor pool and children’s gym will be available for use. There will also be information on JCC summer camps, chess and checkers competitions, face painting, craft projects and refreshments. Interfaith families/individuals welcome. For more information, contact 617-558-6411.