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 hold a fitness center open house on Sunday, January 6 from 8am-noon. The event includes free demonstrations in the Pilates Studio, JCC personal trainers available to discuss fitness needs, information about the JCC’s Take It Off weight loss program, free nutrition bar samples and music. Community members can sample group fitness classes such as Zumba, spinning, cardio blast, yogalates, JBarre and turbo kick. A special Family Zumba class will be offered from 11-11:45am. The event is free and open to all. Interfaith families/individuals welcome. Call 617-558-6411 for details.