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.
Around the world and across the generations, Jews see themselves, present themselves and are seen by others in new ways. Boston Globe columnist James Carroll, former 60 Minutes producer Abigail Pogrebin, and Facing History and Ourselves Executive Director Margot Stern Strom will discuss this provocative topic on Thursday, June 6 at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) at 7:30pm.
Carroll is an award-winning author, a distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Suffolk University and recent recipient of the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Commentary. Pogrebin is the author of Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish. She has written for New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and Harper’s Bazaar. Stern Strom’s organization, Facing History and Ourselves, combats racism, anti-Semitism and prejudice and promotes democracy through education programs worldwide.
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.