Our updated booklet, Weddings For The Interfaith Couple, walks you through all of the traditions for the big day, starting with two to think about in advance (choosing a wedding contract known as a ketubah and topics to consider when meeting with your wedding officiant).
Rabbi Mychal will be leading us in a discussion of interfaith relationships throughout Jewish history and the present challenges and opportunities they pose. This discussion will provide a foundation for the second part of the series in which we will explore the many realities of interfaith relationships, including challenges we have faced and our varied approaches to our own interfaith experiences.
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.
Gus Schumacher, former U.S. Undersecretary of Agriculture, will discuss an innovative solution for sustaining healthy communities at a lunchtime talk at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, October 18, from 12-1:30pm. The discussion will center on "Prescription Vegetables," a pilot program that enables doctors at three health centers in Massachusetts to treat poor families and families struggling with health and obesity, by writing "prescriptions" that can be used at local farmers markets to buy fruits and vegetables. Talk will be held under the sukkah (booth) on the west lawn of the JCC in observance of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Held indoors in the event of rain. Bring your lunch and a can of vegetables that will be donated to Family Table. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action. No charge. RSVP by calling 617-558-6480.