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.
A family wellness expo with interactive exhibits and demonstrations for children and adults will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, February 10 from 1-4pm.
Co-sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham, the expo will include healthy food cooking demonstrations, MYCHIP child identification kits, composting tips, free chair massages and healthy snacks. Olympic gold medalist (2000, 2004) Lenny Krayzelburg will sign autographs and speak about the benefits of learning to swim at a young age.
Activities for children include face painting, crafts, Kids Challenge Zone, planting ‘take home’ gardens, obstacle courses, inflatable moonwalks and more. The Red Sox’ Wally the Green Monster will be in attendance, posing for photos and signing autographs.
The event is free and open to the public. Interfaith families/individuals welcome. Call 617-558-6459 for details.