Let this booklet guide you through the High Holy Days with your children with helpful suggestions for conversation points, activities, crafts and ways to make the days interesting and relevant to kids and teens of all ages.
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.
Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. For 16 years, Dr. Marion Usher has offered a four-session workshop at the Washington DC JCC that has been a model to guide couples in openly discussing issues they face as partners from two different backgrounds. The workshop offers you a safe environment to work on creating your religious lives together. You can make Jewish choices while still respecting your partner’s religion.
InterfaithFamily.com is now pleased to pilot the Love and Religion workshop, facilitated by Dr. Usher herself, using an online video conferencing system.
Love and Religion – Online meets each Wednesday for four weeks, October 20 and 27 and November 3 and 10, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm eastern time. The cost is $36 per couple.
Couples should participate if they are dating, engaged or newly married, exploring the issue of religion in their relationship, and:
want to have a religious life and are unclear how to discuss this issue with each other
want to be with other couples who are struggling with the same issues
want answers to their questions about religious life together, including: Where can we find Jewish clergy to marry us? Can our children be Jewish if my wife does not convert? What does a conversion require? How can we respect both our religions if we decide to have Judaism as the “lead religion”? How can we approach our parents to help us with these dilemmas? Can our children go to Hebrew school if they are not converted at birth?
To register for the workshop and for more details, click here