Connecting Interfaith Families to Jewish Life in Greater Cleveland by providing programs and opportunities for interfaith families to experience Judaism in a variety of venues, meet other interfaith families, and to connect to other Jewish organizations that may serve their needs.
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.
Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging, but you do not need to find the answers alone. This workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious lives together. You can make Jewish choices while honoring the traditions of both partners.
InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia is pleased to offer "Love and Religion", a four-session workshop based on Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners, created by Marion L. Usher, Ph.D.
"Love and Religion" meets three Tues evenings: 9/23, 9/30 and 10/7 from 7-8:30 pm with a fourth session during the week of 10/12 to be determined based on the schedules of the participants. The workshop will be facilitated by Tami Astorino, M.Ed. The first meeting will be in person at a restaurant in the Philadelphia area (cost of dinner to be covered by InterfaithFamily) and the other sessions will be scheduled at a location in the Philadelphia area that is convenient for the participants.
The cost is $18 per couple.
Couples should participate if they are dating, engaged or newly married, exploring the issue of religion in their relationship, and:
- want to have a religious life and are unclear how to discuss this issue with each other
- want to be with other couples who are struggling with the same issues
- want answers to their questions about religious life together, including: Where can we find Jewish clergy to marry us? Can our children be Jewish if one of us is not? How can we respect both our religions if we decide to have Judaism as the “lead religion”? How can we approach our parents to help us with these dilemmas? Can our children go to Hebrew school if they are not converted at birth?