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.
Registration has begun for the Spring JCC Karishim Swim Team at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton. Karishim is a competitive swim team open to boys and girls ages 6-17. Self-esteem, teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized. Swimmers participate in US Swimming League meets held throughout New England. The swim team season begins on March 28. A three-day swim team trial, which is open to swimmers with no previous swim team experience, takes place March 28, April 3, and April 4 at the JCC. Please call for a try-out time. Experience in swimming is necessary and knowledge of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke is required. Cost for the trial is $40. The swim team trains at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC indoor pool and at Regis College in Newton. Registration is open to the entire community. JCC membership required. Interfaith families/individuals welcome. To register for the trial, contact 617-558-6490 or firstname.lastname@example.org or download a registration form at www.bostonjcc.org/aquatics.