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.
A Neo-Nazi group plans a demonstration in one of the largest Holocaust survivor populations in America: Skokie, Illinois.
Morry Kaplan a failed businessman, is outraged by this affront to the memory of the Holocaust. At the same time his daughter Debbie is falling in love with someone who is not Jewish. This drama brings the family to realizations about the value of memory, culture and identity and its survival for generations to come.
Receiving rave reviews during its initial run at the Chicago Dramatists in 2010 including a three-star review from Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune, this 2013 production of The Invasion of Skokie includes: Neal Grofman as Morry Kaplan; Sarah August Hecht as Debbie, Morry's daughter; Justine Serino as Sylvia, his wife; Josh Nordmark as Charlie, Debbie's boyfriend; and Michael Denini as the neighbor Howie.
Rachel Edwards Harvith directs. The theatre at the Mayer Kaplan JCC is located on 5050 Church St., Skokie IL. 60077 just west of Gross Point Road. The theater is wheelchair accessible. Free parking in the Mayer Kaplan parking lot is available. Public transit: the Skokie Swift at Dempster and then the #97 bus toward Old Orchard to Church St.