The Joys and Challenges of Raising Jewish Children in Interfaith Families

For Interfaith, intercultural families and those who love them

Children offer us the remarkable opportunity to become our better selves. They challenge our assumptions, our patience, and our certainty. They also fill us with pride, worry, joy and a reason to make sacrifices. In a generation that has tried to balance freedom with discipline, children’s needs with parental desires, what are the unique strengths and weaknesses of interfaith families? From dental care to AP classes, parents exert their wishes on their children. How is religion different or the same as these parental choices? Join us for a discussion of how to find your family’s comfort point. We’ll talk about the challenge of parenting and the long term implications of the daily choices you make for your children.

This program is part of the Exploring the Jewish World series planned for the parents of children at Temple Sholom. However, it is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Come and meet other parents.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 3
Time: 9:15am to 10:45am
Place: Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame

Yes, I said there would be a second session but due to the 49ers playing in the Super Bowl we’ve moved that to an April date. We’ll be doing it Sunday, April 7 at 11:30am to 1pm. Call me if you have questions! — Dawn