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Interfaith Couples & Families

Interfaith Couples & Families

The 2005 Boston Community Survey found that roughly 50 percent of all new marriages involving a Jewish partner are interfaith marriages, and that 60 percent of those interfaith couples are choosing to raise Jewish families. Barry Shrage, president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, says, "We believe strongly that our approach in Boston works—that creating an inclusive community of meaning and purpose attracts intermarried families and strengthens Jewish life for all our children and grandchildren."

We are lucky to live in a community that supports the inclusion of non-Jewish family members in Jewish life.

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Sat
Apr
19
Tot Shabbat @ TI
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Tot Shabbat @ TI

Temple Israel of Natick
Natick, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
Join us for Tot Shabbat @ Temple Israel of Natick! All are welcome. Stories, songs, snacks, & fun! The 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 10:30-noon! Tot Shabbat &... Read More
Wed
Apr
23
Yal-Day-New Day Care Center, Inc.
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Yal-Day-New Open House

Yal-Day-New Day Care Center, Inc.
Boston, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration not required.
Yal-Day-New Day Care Center, Inc. will host an Open House for prospective families to learn more about our early education and preschool programs, curriculum, enrichment programs, and teaching staff. Yal-Day-New... Read More
Thu
Apr
24
Yours, Mine & Ours
6:30PM - 9:00PM

Yours, Mine & Ours

Reform Jewish Outreach Boston
Boston, MA
Cost: $150.00 - Registration is required.
$150/couple
Yours, Mine & Ours is designed for all interfaith couples, whether they are dating, engaged, married or new parents, to explore what they value most from their faith and family... Read More
Fri
Apr
25
Kabbalat Shabbat Friday Night Services with Jeremy Goldberg
6:30PM - 10:30PM

Kabbalat Shabbat Friday Night Services with Jeremy Goldberg

Havurah on The Hill
Boston, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
Join Havurah on the Hill at the Vilna Shul on April 25th for Kabbalat Shabbat Services and a kosher buffet dinner as we welcome Jeremy Goldberg of Cape Ann Brewing... Read More
Wed
Apr
30
Parenting Conversations at The Vilna Shul
7:30PM - 9:00PM

Parenting Conversations at The Vilna Shul

Parenting Through A Jewish Lens (Ikkarim)
Boston, MA
Cost: $45.00 - Registration is required.
Tuition: $45 per person; $90 per couple
A Three-part Series Led by  Rabbi Julie Zupan,    Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9 p.m. April 30, May 7 and May 14 Draw on life experiences and Jewish wisdom in discussing: Parenting... Read More
Thu
May
01
My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy
7:00PM - 8:45PM

My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy

JeffRemz
Arlington, MA
Cost: $47.00 - Registration is required.
The show is May 1-25. Wednesdays 2 & 7pm; Thursdays 7pm; Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 2 & 8pm; Sundays 2pm.
$47 Wednesdays/Thursdays; $57 - Fridays through Sundays
The long, long wait has been worth it. After 29 years of waiting on tables for his big break in show business in New York City, Brad Zimmerman decided that... Read More
Fri
May
02
Yal-Day-New Tot Shabbat
9:30AM - 11:00AM

Yal-Day-New Tot Shabbat

Yal-Day-New Day Care Center, Inc.
Boston, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration not required.
Yal-Day-New Day Care Center, Inc. welcomes prospective families to join us for a Shabbat Party with our students and teachers! Our Tot Shabbat is a great opportunity to visit our... Read More
Fri
May
02
Mahaneh (Camp) Emunah & Simple Shabbat Supper
5:15PM - 8:30PM

Mahaneh (Camp) Emunah & Simple Shabbat Supper

Temple Emunah
Lexington, MA
Cost: $10.00 - Registration is required.
$10/ person with a $36 Family Cap. Note: children ages 0-3 years old are free!
Temple Emunah invites everyone to join us to enjoy a wonderful and inclusive Friday night Shabbat experience with singing, a delicious dinner, and fun! Modeled after the Shabbat experience of... Read More
Fri
May
02
Shabbat Kids!
6:45PM - 7:30PM

Shabbat Kids!

Sha'arei Shalom
Ashland, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration not required.
Congregation Sha'arei Shalom of Ashland invites families to join us for the last Shabbat Kids! of the school year. Shabbat Kids! is our interactive, musical sevice for young children and... Read More
Fri
May
02
Swizzle n Sizzle Shabbat in Natick
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Swizzle n Sizzle Shabbat in Natick

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Natick, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
JCC’s Interfaith Connections presents Swizzle ‘n Sizzle at the Met Bar & Grill (1245 Worcester Street) in Natick on Friday, May 2 from 7-9pm. Shabbat is meant to be different... Read More
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1-10 of 111 Blogs

This year’s Boston Marathon, and the anniversary of last year’s bombing, is during Passover—how do we feel about that?

This year’s Boston Marathon, and the anniversary of last year’s bombing, is during Passover—how do we feel about that?

This year’s Boston Marathon, and the anniversary of last year’s bombing, is during Passover—how do we feel about that? By Rabbi Matthew Soffer Passover is... Read More
Eser Discusses Interfaith Relationships

Eser Discusses Interfaith Relationships

“How Jewish are you?” is how religion first came up in our relationship. Bart asked me on our second date. Even though I thought it... Read More
Posted in: 20s & 30s
Do you think it’s possible for someone to be both Jewish and Christian in some real sense?

Do you think it’s possible for someone to be both Jewish and Christian in some real sense?

Do you think it’s possible for someone to be both Jewish and Christian in some real sense? For example, children raised in an interfaith family... Read More
Why doesn’t Judaism promote conversion, whereas other faiths do?

Why doesn’t Judaism promote conversion, whereas other faiths do?

Why doesn’t Judaism promote conversion, whereas other faiths do? By Rabbi Allison Berry Today, after a period of serious Jewish learning and study, it is... Read More
Navigating Relationships and Family Life with Kavod (Respect)

Navigating Relationships and Family Life with Kavod (Respect)

By Lynne SchultzProgram Manager for North Shore Jewish Families with Young Children This month as I think about kavod (respect)—about appreciating those around you and understanding... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
The Debrief: Will You Only Date Jews?

The Debrief: Will You Only Date Jews?

It turns out that many young adult members of the Boston Jewish community are thinking quite seriously about this question. See below for some of... Read More
Posted in: Personal Stories
Reform Jewish Outreach Boston

The Season of December Decisions

As we move into the season of "December Decisions", there are many things that those in the Jewish community can do to help our Christian... Read More
Kids’ Books That Matter: Give Graciously, Cheerfully and Sympathetically*: Nedivut/Generosity

Kids’ Books That Matter: Give Graciously, Cheerfully and Sympathetically*: Nedivut/Generosity

By Kathy Bloomfield *Moses Maimonides (1135-1204) When the Christmas candy was displayed next to the Halloween candy on my grocery store’s shelves this past September,... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
I have been following responses to the new Pew Research Center survey data on Jewish Americans, and noticed that many Jewish leaders are responding negatively to news about rates of intermarriage. How might interfaith couples and families respond?

I have been following responses to the new Pew Research Center survey data on Jewish Americans, and noticed that many Jewish leaders are responding negatively to news about rates of intermarriage. How might interfaith couples and families respond?

I have been following responses to the new Pew Research Center survey data on Jewish Americans, and noticed that many Jewish leaders are responding negatively... Read More
My Thanksgivukkah Anxieties

My Thanksgivukkah Anxieties

By Julie UngerFamilies with Young Children Coordinator at Temple Israel of Boston When I first heard the term “Thanksgivukkah”—the convergence of Chanukah and Thanksgiving—and that... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
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Boston Workmen's Circle

Boston Workmen's Circle

A vibrant secular intergenerational Jewish community. A voice for social and economic justice. An arts and education center for Yiddish, Jewish, and progressive culture. A Jewish cultural school for children... Read More
Congregation Kahal B'raira

Congregation Kahal B'raira

Humanistic Judaism offers an alternative approach to Judaism, including non-theistic celebrations of Jewish holidays and life-cycle events, and a love of Jewish heritage. We learn from humanism and the history,... Read More
Congregation Sha'aray Shalom

Congregation Sha'aray Shalom

We are a Reform congregation, 50 years young, serving liberal Jewish life on the Coastal South Shore of Boston. Located at 1112 Main Street in Hingham we have over 270... Read More
InterfaithFamily

InterfaithFamily

InterfaithFamily is the premier resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for... Read More
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston

JCRC promotes a society that reflects the best of American and Jewish values—in Greater Boston, Israel and around the world—by convening and mobilizing the Jewish community. Through advocacy, organizing, service... Read More
Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center

Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center

Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Paula Brody & Family Education Center is an intimate center for spirituality, learning, celebration and community, an international model of Jewish creativity and... Read More
Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley

Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley

Temple Emanuel is a warm, independent thinking, and unique Reform Jewish congregation open to all who are committed to exploring Judaism.
Congregation Eitz Chayim

Congregation Eitz Chayim

Congregation Eitz Chayim (Tree of Life), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a non-denominational Jewish synagogue and children's Hebrew and religious school. Our warm and welcoming atmosphere appeals to an eclectic blend... Read More
Sha'arei Shalom

Sha'arei Shalom

SHA'AREI SHALOM, founded in 1995, is an independent, member-driven, diverse congregation offering the warmth of a small community. We recognize the wide range of views in our congregation and provide... Read More
Temple Beth Emunah

Temple Beth Emunah

For the first time in its 61-year history, the rabbinic position at Temple Beth Emunah, a Conservative synagogue of Brockton (Mass.), will be filled by a woman. Rabbi Ilana Foss,... Read More