(Jewish) Life with Children

(Jewish) Life with Children
A common question posed to interfaith couples is, “How will you raise the kids”? When the reply is “Jewish”, what does that mean?  So many engaged non-Jews lovingly say, sure, we can raise the kids Jewish. But I find that it is rare that the Jew has explained what that means to them.

What are the options? Which lifecycle events will be practiced? There’s bris and baby naming at birth. There’s picking a name – English and Hebrew.
What will be practiced at home? What will we tell the children about their identity and that of each parent?
Will it mean joining a synagogue, sending the children to a Jewish preschool and later to Hebrew school? What about sleep away camp, b’mitzvah – and the list goes on.
Whether you’re just engaged, married, already parents, gay/straight, multiracial, frustrated or just curious, please join me for a dynamic and informative discussion.

Date:   Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024
Time:   7 to 8pm
Place:   On Zoom
Free, but you must email me for the link at dawn@buildingjewishbridges.org