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.
Author Joy Ladin will discuss her memoir Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30pm.
In 2008, Dr. Ladin made headlines when after years of teaching at an Orthodox Jewish university as a man, she returned as a woman. She will discuss the transition process, not just of changing genders but of creating a new self.
Moderating the discussion will be Dr. Norman Spack, co-founder of Children’s Hospital’s Gender Management Service Clinic in Boston.
Open to the entire community. Interfaith families/individuals welcome. The program is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Boston Jewish Literary Series. Co-sponsored by Keshet. Cost is $8. Purchase tickets at www.bostonjcc.org/bookfair or contact 617-965-5226 or firstname.lastname@example.org