Patrilineal Descent, Reform Judaism and those other Jews
In 1983 the Reform movement officially recognized children of Jewish fathers as Jewish. But if you read the statement it says that every child of a mixed marriage, whether the mother or father is Jewish, must establish their identity as a Jew “through appropriate and timely public and formal acts of identification with the Jewish faith and people.” What are those acts? Do we really expect all kids from interfaith marriages to do so? What role do non-Reform Jews play in our lives and those of our children? Join Dawn Kepler for an exploration of Patrilineal Jews today.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8
Place: Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central St, Richmond
Contact me, Dawn, if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510.845.6420 x11