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 Diller Teen Fellows is a national youth leadership program for 10th and 11th grade students currently available in 20 cities in North America and Israel. In Boston, the program is administered by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. Twenty Boston area Jewish teens - the JCC Boston Diller Teen Fellows - are selected based on leadership aptitude, commitment to Jewish learning, interest in exploring their connection to Israel and passion for community service. The Fellowship year runs from September 2014 to December 2015 and includes 10-12 Sunday afternoon workshops, three weekend retreats, two overnight experiences, 10-day hosting of a Diller Teen Fellow from Haifa in the spring, and a three-week summer seminar in Israel. Applicants must be current 9th or 10th graders (10th or 11th graders in fall of 2014). Two information sessions will take place on Sunday, May 4 and Sunday, May 18 from 6-8pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. To register for one of the sessions, visit www.bostonjcc.org/diller. To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-558-6512.