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 multi-generational dance/movement workshop, featuring dancer Adam McKinney (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre), will be held on Wednesday, February 9 from 10-11:30am at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. There is no charge to attend.
Using dance techniques from McKinney’s training and incorporating the work of arts organization DNAWORKS, the workshop will allow dancers and non-dancers of all ages to explore their personal heritage and stories through movement and self-expression.
DNAWORKS, co-directed by McKinney and Daniel Banks, PhD, strives to further artistic expression and dialogue by focusing on issues of identity, culture, heritage and class. Daniel Banks, PhD, is a Boston native and international theatre director. Register by calling 617-558-6483. The workshop is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.