[This Program is scheduled on Eastern Time Zone]
Engaging With Our Interfaith Families
“When we seek to make Judaism more inclusive, it helps every Jew along the way. When we…explain our tradition, it helps educate Jews who may not have learned those pieces of the tradition…. Every innovation and change to make tradition more accessible helps both Jews and those who are Jewish adjacent.”
from an article co-authored by Rabbi Chaya Bender
Laying the groundwork for the Keruv program on February 19 is our facilitator, Dr. Keren McGinity. The USCJ Interfaith Specialist, Dr. McGinity is the author of Still Jewish: A History of Women & Intermarriage as well as Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage, and Fatherhood. She has produced pioneering resources and teaches about interfaith inclusion.
Rabbi Chaya Bender, rabbi of B’nai Israel Congregation in Temple Sholom in Greenwich, CT, was among the inaugural cohort of Rimonim for Rabbis, an RA/USCJ program. She has introduced programs for young families, rebuilt the religious school and integrated scholars and musicians into adult education programs. For our February 19th session Rabbi Bender will share what she does as a pulpit rabbi to foster inclusivity and equity.
Join us for the February program to expand your understanding of Jewish intermarriage and how to develop a sense of belonging for interfaith families in Jewish spaces.
Please also save the date of the second program this year:
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 7:30 pm ET: Interfaith Families Celebrate
Thirteen years. Now what? How will you include all members of my interfaith family in the bar/bat/b’mitzvah ritual?
Zoom link will be sent upon registering.
Registration is open to WL members (in the USA & Canada), you must log in (https://www.wlcjmembers.org/member_login.php) to register for this program. If you need assistance, please contact the office (405) 870-1260.
Participation in this program is a benefit of your membership.
Ariana Burrows Ellie Kremer
WL Keruv Co-Chair WL Keruv Co-Chair