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.
A wellness expo with interactive exhibits and demonstrations for children and adults will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, February 9 from 1-4pm. Co-sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham, the expo will include MYCHIP child identification kits, nutritional counseling, body massages, balance testing, personal training tips, gait analysis, Beth Israel Hospital’s “Ask the doctor,” and make-your-own smoothies. Activities for children include inflatable moonwalks, crafts, gluten-free toddler snacks and a visit from the Red Sox mascot, Wally the Green Monster. There will also be giveaways, food samples, raffles and wellness product discounts. The event is free and open to the public. Call 617-558-6459 for details.