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 Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Michael Rich, aka “The Mediatrician” on Wednesday, November 13 (7:30pm) for parents interested in the impact of technology on children and families. Tablets, cell phones and interactive “apps” and video games are now a ubiquitous part of family life. Is this good or bad? How much should a parent encourage or limit screen time? Dr. Michael Rich, a parent, pediatrician and associate professor at Harvard Medical School will share resources and strategies to help raise happy and healthy kids.
Cost is $10. Register online at www.bostonjcc.org/technology or contact 617-558-6414.
The JCC is open to the entire community. Interfaith families/individuals welcome.