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.
Within the range of religious choices in the world, Judaism is an option that many might not choose. The proportion of Jews to other groups is small; the history has its share of dark moments; and prejudicial attitudes are still imbedded in modern society. Yet to some, identifying as a Jew is preferable to the cultural practices they were born into. Secular Humanistic Judaism welcomes people born into a non-Jewish family to adopt Judaism as their preferred philosophy, rather than requiring conversion, as long as someone is educated in Jewish culture and history, and vows to support the Jewish people. At the October 19 Shabbat, Madrikha Beverly will present inspiring stories of people who chose to be Jewish. Soloist Janet Hammer will provide musical accompaniment and an oneg will follow.