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.
Learn the art of storytelling with performance artist-in-residence Vanessa Hidary at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Thursday, February 7 at 7:30pm. Hidary, aka The Hebrew Mamita, grew up on Manhattan's culturally diverse Upper West Side. Her one woman show, Culture Bandit tours nationally and chronicles Vanessa's coming of age during the golden age of Hip-Hop.
She has aired on “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam" on HBO, and is featured in the short, award-winning film, “The Tribe.” She has also conducted poetry and racism workshops with Bnai' Brith Youth organization, and recently published her first collection of poems and stories titled The Last Kaiser Roll in the Bodega.
This event is open to the entire community. Interfaith families/individuals welcome. The program is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts Events and Performances. Cost is $8. Purchase tickets at www.bostonjcc.org/register or contact 617-965-5226 or email@example.com.