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.
A subsidized trip to Israel for interfaith couples - a once in a lifetime opportunity to support your choice to raise Jewish children and explore your Jewish identity, connect with Israel and strengthen your connection to the Jewish community. To be eligible, you need to be an interfaith couple, married or engaged, where one partner is Jewish and the other is not; be living in the Atlanta area; and have children under the age of ten, or planning to have children. The cost per couple is $2,799.00 which covers round trip airfare, all hotel accomodations, guided tours, transportation, travel insurance, tips and two meals per day. The deadline for an application, which can be downloaded from www.theisraelencounter.org, is DECEMBER 10, 2010.