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 in Newton (333 Nahanton Street) will offer a new group exercise class for the whole family called Family Zumba. Family Zumba is similar to the popular Zumba group fitness class but is slowed down just slightly and includes easy-to-follow movements. The class is offered on Sundays from January 13 until February 10 from 11-11:45am. No experience necessary. Open to the entire community. Cost is $100. Price includes all family members ages 10 and over. Interfaith families/individuals welcome. A free trial Family Zumba class will be offered at the JCC’s Fitness Open House on Sunday, January 6 from 11-11:45am. Register at www.bostonjcc.org/register. For more information, contact 617-558-6459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.