Connecting Interfaith Families to Jewish Life in Greater Cleveland by providing programs and opportunities for interfaith families to experience Judaism in a variety of venues, meet other interfaith families, and to connect to other Jewish organizations that may serve their needs.
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.
Love & Religion, a four-session discussion group for interfaith couples where one partner is Jewish will be offered on Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 30 December 7 from 7 - 8:30 pm at the Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT. Developed by Dr. Marion Usher and run at the Washington, D.C. JCC since 1994, the workshop has helped more than 400 couples openly discuss issues they face as partners from two different backgrounds and to work on creating religious lives together. Locally, Love & Religion will be taught by Laura Kinyon, LCSW, who has over six years of experience working with interfaith families through The Mother’s Circle, a nationwide program developed by the Jewish Outreach Institute. Funding for Love & Religion comes from the Irving and Evelyn B. Gilman Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford. Open to the entire community.