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.
The Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton will hold a basketball clinic on four consecutive Sundays, beginning November 6, for children in grades 1-5. The program is designed to prepare children for the upcoming winter basketball league season. The clinic will focus on shooting skills (11/6), passing and catching skills (11/13), defense and rebounding (11/20) and a culmination of all skills on Nov 27. Children will be divided by age and ability. The clinic, which runs from 4-6pm each night, will be led by popular recreation specialists Peter Sylvester and Ben Maki. Cost is $50 per clinic or $165 for all four sessions. Register online at www.jccgb.org/register or contact 617-558-6456 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The JCC is open to the entire community.