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.
Grandchildren bring us so much joy and they provide an opportunity to reflect on our dearest values. In the age of intermarriage, many Jewish grandparents are left wondering how to foster Jewish identity for future generations while respecting the choices of their children.
Join other Jewish grandparents on Monday, November 22, 2010, 7:00-8:30 p.m. for a unique opportunity to discuss the challenges, questions and feelings that arise for grandparents when their children intermarry and then start raising children of their own. This supportive and engaging workshop is open to all Jewish grandparents and will be held at the Springfield Jewish Community Center, Neal Webber Building, 1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield.
Shoshana Zonderman, Interfaith Outreach Coordinator at Jewish Family Service, will facilitate the first in a series of discussions focusing on strategies and suggestions for Jewish grandparents. Please bring your questions and concerns as well as your own recommendations. Shoshana is an experienced clinical social worker and Jewish family educator.
Light refreshments will be served. This innovative BOLD Visions program is co-sponsored with the Springfield Jewish Community Center. Major funding for this program is provided by the Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Foundation. Pre-registration is requested. For more information or to pre-register, contact Jewish Family Service at 413-737-2601, JewishLife@jfswm.org or visit the website, www.jfswm.org.
November 22 2010
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Springfield Jewish Community Center 1160 Dickinson Street