August 5, 2015 / 20th of Av, 5775
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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.

  • Friday, August 14
    6:30pm – 9:30pm
    RSVP For Location by August 12th (Brookline), Brookline map
    Join Keshet for a low-key Shabbat celebration! Services are egalitarian, participatory, and led by Keshet members in a style of their choosing. Read More
  • Monday, August 24
    6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Temple Israel, Boston map
    • $10.00 Beer Brewing
    • $10.00 Canning
    • $10.00 Sukkot Harvest Celebration (includes meal preparation)
    • $25.00 Package Deal: Brewing, Canning, Celebration
    • $15.00 Sukkot Celebrating (just dinner)
    All events are co-sponsored by the Riverway Project and hosted at Temple Israel. Our preparations will take place in stages, join us for all or part! August 4 - 6:00-8:30. Come learn the ancient art of HOMEBREWING as we prepare for our Sukkot Harvest Celebration! This workshop will not only... Read More
    Other dates for Sukkot Harvest Celebration Preparation:
  • Friday, August 28
    6:30pm – 9:30pm
    Temple Kol Tikvah, Sharon map
    An end-of-summer, welcome-to-Kol-Tikvah evening of joyful song, good food, and friendly conversation. All ages are welcome. Read More
  • Sunday, August 30
    2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Havurat Shalom, Somerville map
    • $5.00 Suggested Donation
    • $20.00 Suggested Donation
    Poets, writers, literary-lovers, and those of you who are simply curious please join Keshet for an afternoon of creative writing and exploration of the tradition of Queer-Jewish literature. Read More
  • Wednesday, September 9 7:00pm
    Wednesday, May 11 9:30pm
    Temple Emanuel, Newton map
    • $325.00 Single
    • $650.00 Couple
    Register HereRegistration closes on September 2
    The Pathways to Judaism program is an intensive 25-session course designed for people considering conversion to Judaism. Over the last 40 years, the Jewish Discovery Institute has helped guide thousands of students on their Jewish journeys. The course opens the world of Jewish tradition and... Read More
  • Friday, September 11
    7:30pm – 9:30pm
    Temple Kol Tikvah, Sharon map
    Please join us for an evening of prayerful song, heartfelt discussion, and friendly shmoozing. Service followed by oneg. Read More
  • Saturday, October 10 9:30am
    Saturday, February 20 11:00am
    TBZ Temple Beth Zion, Brookline map
    Register HereRegistration closes on October 3
    Have you felt awkward, frustrated or overwhelmed in a synagogue service? Now is your chance to make yourself at home with the beautiful and inspiring liturgy of the Jewish tradition. Join us to unravel the structure, choreography, and meaning of the traditional Jewish prayer service. No previous... Read More
  • Tuesday, January 12 8:00pm
    Tuesday, January 26 9:30pm
    Temple Emanuel, Newton map
    Register HereRegistration closes on January 5
    Have you ever wanted to know more about Judaism but were afraid to ask? The Jewish Discovery Institute is offering a free course to help you learn some of the basic tenets of Judaism. Topics could include God, Torah, Israel, Jewish Thought, Jewish History, and the Jewish calendar. Bring your... Read More