When my husband read an early draft of this essay, he asked, "Why doesn't her partner have to support our daughter? After all, they agreed to raise children as Jews." What does it mean to raise a Jewish child?
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.
This comedy of manners, screening in its U.S. Premiere, turns on Jill, a single, 30-something Jewish tax preparer in contemporary Berlin who falls for Mark, a landscape architect, and a nice German boy. Her close, extended family zealously wishes her married, but forbids her to marry a non-Jew. So, when Jill brings Mark home for Shabbat dinner she urges him to pretend to be Jewish. He "passes" with flying colors. One thing leads to another -- until Mark's cover is blown, and Jill must make a decision about her happiness. In German with subtitles. In Person: Director Dirk Regel. Followed by a Post-Film Reception, including raffle, for young adults at Finale Desserterie and Bakery, 1306 Beacon Street, Brookline. OH, WHAT A MESS! ticket serves as admission.
November 04 2010
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$12 general admission; $11 discounted for students, seniors 65+ and current members of The Boston Jewish Film Festival, MFA, Coolidge Corner Theatre, and WGBH.