Greater Boston

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Welcome to IFF/Boston!

interfaith [in-ter-feyth]: adjective 1. of, operating, or occurring between persons belonging to different religions.

We at InterfaithFamily understand that the definition goes far beyond Webster’s.

How do you interfaith?…Interfaith relationship? Intercultural relationship? Interfaith children or grandchildren? Child of an interfaith family?

We have a knack for that! And many, many resources to help you celebrate Judaism your way!


Purim

Purim is a Jewish Halloween, a Jewish Mardi Gras and a secular New Year rolled into one.  Starting on the evening of March 20th this year, it is not just a holiday for children; all Jews are commanded to be silly and celebrate the ancient victory against their adversaries by giving gifts of food to friends and to the poor.

Below are some of the Purim festivities taking place in the Greater Boston area.  Keep checking back as more will be added.

Boston

March 20: Purim & Casino Night Hosted by The Boston Synagogue

Framingham:

March 24: Purim Carnival hosted by Temple Beth Am

Somerville:

March 20: Purim at Havurat Shalom hosted by Havurat Shalom

Wakefield:

March 20: Family Purim Celebration hosted by Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield

West Roxbury:

March 24: “When we grow up” Purim Carnival hosted by Temple Hillel B’nai Torah

Winchester:

March 20: Community Purim Celebration hosted by Temple Shir Tikvah


Passover

Passover lasts 8 days (7 for some) and starts the evening of  April 19th

Below are some of the Passover events taking place in the Greater Boston area.  Keep checking back as more will be added.

Beverly:

April 7: PJ Library Passover Interactive Experience hosted by Temple B’nai Abraham

Boston:

April 9: 19th Annual Downtown Seder hosted by City Winery Boston

Canton:

April 20: Second Seder – All are Welcome! hosted by Temple Beth David of the South Shore

Framingham:

March 24: Spring Celebrations: Common Themes and Rituals in Passover and Easter hosted by Temple Beth Sholom

Waltham:

April 7: Chocolate Passover Seder / Community Event hosted by Boston-area Jewish Education Program

Winchester:

April 6: Tot Shabbat-Passover hosted by Temple Shir Tikvah


Dessert & Discussions

Are you an interfaith/intercultural couple who would like to meet other couples to talk about navigating life, balancing two religions/cultures?  Join us as we enjoy great desserts and informal, guided discussions throughout the year.  See and register for our upcoming session below.

Thursday, April 11 7:00-8:30 pm Diesel Cafe, Davis Square, Somerville

 


 

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Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
(617) 581-6801
Contact: Jane Maine


Upcoming events

Writing About Illness and Trauma with Dr. Suzanne Koven

January 16, 7:00PM

We will create narratives (stories, essays, blogs, etc.) from experiences of illness or trauma as patients, family members, or caregivers. Writers at all levels, including beginners, are welcome and all voices will be treated respectfully, confidentially, and supportively. At each session, we’ll discuss a short text and do an in-class writing exercise. Participants who wish […]

Eser Spring 2019: Ten Millennial Updates to Jewish Living

March 4, 7:00PM

What would Maimonides say if he lived now? How would our reading of the Torah change if it were on an iPad rather than a scroll? We update our phones, we update our operating systems, why not update our Judaism? Join Eser in Spring 2019 for “Ten Millennial Updates to Jewish Living.” We’ll explore traditional […]

Eser Spring 2019: Ten Millennial Updates to Jewish Living

March 5, 7:00PM

What would Maimonides say if he lived now? How would our reading of the Torah change if it were on an iPad rather than a scroll? We update our phones, we update our operating systems, why not update our Judaism? Join Eser in Spring 2019 for “Ten Millennial Updates to Jewish Living.” We’ll explore traditional […]

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