Our updated booklet, Weddings For The Interfaith Couple, walks you through all of the traditions for the big day, starting with two to think about in advance (choosing a wedding contract known as a ketubah and topics to consider when meeting with your wedding officiant).
Rabbi Mychal will be leading us in a discussion of interfaith relationships throughout Jewish history and the present challenges and opportunities they pose. This discussion will provide a foundation for the second part of the series in which we will explore the many realities of interfaith relationships, including challenges we have faced and our varied approaches to our own interfaith experiences.
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.
Jews are the wealthiest ethnic/religious community in the United States. But there are Jews across the country that do not share in this prosperity. Three leading experts in the field of Jewish thought and family life will address how this plays out in the Jewish community at discussion series event in Newton on Thursday, March 21. The talk takes place at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) at 7:30pm.
Participating in the discussion will be Irwin Kula (pictured), president of the National Center for Learning and Leadership. A renowned thinker, provocative religious leader and respected spiritual iconoclast, Kula has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The O’Reilly Factor and Frontline. William Rapfogel is the Executive Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in New York City. His advocacy and expertise on issues surrounding Jewish poverty has won national recognition. Judith Stern Peck is the director of the Money and Family Life Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She has extensive experience as both a family therapist and a consultant to family businesses.
The discussion will be moderated by Leonard Fein, an author and essayist whose columns have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Nation.
The event is part of the Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations lecture series sponsored by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. The series is underwritten by The Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation with additional donor support from Carolynn H. Levy and Alan Sharaf. Cost is $18. Students and seniors: $15. Interfaith families/individuals welcome. For tickets, contact 617-965-5226, email@example.com or visit www.bostonjcc.org/artsevents.