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.
The Wednesday Program for seniors at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton will hold an open house on Wednesday, September 18 from 10am-3pm. Seniors are invited to sample the JCC’s popular weekly program that provides a full day of classes, discussion groups, lunch, fitness activities, swimming and entertainment. Activities at the open houses include a performance by jazz vocalist Alanna Manning, art lecture, senior aerobics, open swim, book discussion (The Paris Wife by Paula McLain), Yiddish and more. There is no fee to attend the open house. A $3 donation is suggested for lunch. Reservations required. Call 617-558-6596 by noon on Monday prior to the open house. For more information on the Wednesday Program, which is sponsored by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, call 617-558-6443. The JCC is located at 333 Nahanton Street in Newton. Interfaith families/individuals welcome. Transportation available from Brookline and Brighton.