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 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.
March 17: Modern Megillah & Purim Carnival hosted by Kahal B’raira
March 16: Purim Ball hosted by Temple Beth David of the South Shore
March 17: Learn-to-bake Hamantaschen hosted by Temple Aliyah
March 17: Purim Party hosted by Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield
March 17: Magician and Purim Carnival hosted by Boston-area Jewish Education Program (BJEP)
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 our Rabbi Liaisons, Rabbi Jen Gubitz and Rabbi Greg Hersh, as we enjoy great desserts and informal, guided discussions throughout the year. See and register for our upcoming sessions below. And you can learn more about Rabbi Jen Gubitz and Rabbi Greg Hersh on our staff page.
Upcoming Dessert & Discussions
Wednesday, March 6 at Caffe Nero, Jamaica Plain with Rabbi Jen Gubitz
Thursday, March 7 at Forge Baking Company in Somerville with Rabbi Greg Hersh
90 Oak Street, 4th Floor
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
Contact: Jane Maine
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 […]
February 23, 7:00PM
For many queer and trans folks, talking about our bodies can be complicated; even more so in the framework of Jewish practices around menstruation. Join us for study and conversation about niddah (the practice of abstaining from sexual intimacy around the time of menstruation) within the context of queer relationships and bodies. We’ll talk about […]
February 23, 8:00PM
Don’t miss an evening of live Jazz Music by The Rebecca Zola Quintet at Temple Emunah in Lexington! The Rebecca Zola Quintet, which is made up of musicians from both Israel and the United States, will be playing their own arrangements of jazz standards, some of their favorite compositions with Hebrew lyrics, as well as […]
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Our IFF/Boston staff is available to introduce you to interfaith family-friendly organizations and programs, and to personally help you find Jewish clergy for officiation at life cycle events. Contact them at email@example.com.