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.
For two Bay Area writers, the unexpected discovery of a hidden family past sent them off in unforeseen directions. When Mani Feniger discovered a lost 1932 photograph of her mother, it led to revelations about her Jewish ancestors’ lives in pre-Nazi Leipzig and clarified the choices her mother made to survive as her privileged world shattered. After Jim Van Buskirk’s mother showed him a suitcase of memorabilia belonging to his Parisian opera singer grandmother, he understood the role that his family’s secret Jewish heritage might have played in their saga of kidnapping and divorce.
Join Mani and Jim in conversation as they discuss their research and
Mani Feniger is a therapist, speaker, and author of Journey from Anxiety to Freedom and The Woman in the Photograph, winner of the 2012 Best Memoir Award from the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.
Jim Van Buskirk, co-author/co-editor of four books, is looking to publish his family memoir, My Grandmother’s Suitcase. His writing has appeared in a variety of anthologies, magazines, websites, and radio broadcasts.
Program made possible, in part, by Judy Baston
Co-presented by the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society