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.
Two local authors, B.A. Shapiro and Maryanne O’Hara, will discuss their recent fiction at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Tuesday, November 5.
Shapiro’s The Art Forger is a New York Times best-selling novel about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist that spans three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors. She lives in Boston and teaches creative writing at Northeastern University.
O’Hara’s Cascade was a People Magazine Pick and Boston Globe Best of the New, 2012 that chronicles the life of a struggling artist in a fictional Massachusetts town. Her short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.
Moderating the discussion will be author Tova Mirvis.
The event takes place at 7:30pm and is open to the entire community. Interfaith families/individuals welcome. The program is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Boston Jewish Literary Series. Cost is $8. Purchase tickets at www.bostonjcc.org/bookfair or contact 617-965-5226 or email@example.com