Join us on Sunday March 8th for two special programs for Interfaith families. The breakfast/morning program is geared for parents with young/school-age children and the lunch/afternoon program is geared for parents and grandparents with older children dating or marrying non-Jewish partners.
Beyond the Gate: Creating a Religious Identity for Your Interfaith Home
What gives a home a religious identity? Is it a symbol on the doorpost of a house? Or is what goes on behind the gate more important? Join us as we explore how to build a family's religious identity when one spouse or parent is from a different faith background with Jane Larkin, author of From Generation to Generation: A Story of Intermarriage and Jewish Continuity.
Sunday, March 8th, 9:30 (Breakfast); 10-11:30 program; child care available
The Oys and Joys of Being the Parent or Grandparent of a Child in an Interfaith Relationship
Interdating and intermarriage can make even the most open-minded Jewish parents and grandparents anxious. It's one thing to welcome intermarried couples into the general community, but it is another when the mixed-faith couple involves your own child or grandchild. Join us as we explore the "oys" and "joys" of being a parent or grandparent of a child in an interfaith relationship with Jane Larkin, author of From Generation to Generation: A Story of Intermarriage & Jewish Continuity.
Sunday, March 8th, 12:00 (Lunch); 12:30-2:00 program.
Jane writes for InterfaithFamily.com and contributes to "The Seesaw" in the Forward. Her work has appeared in the Forward, Tablet, Kveller.com, The Jewish Journal Boston, Jewish Exponent, ReformJudaism.org and other outlets.
Copies of From Generation to Generation will be available for purchase at the event.
Both workshops are free and open to the public
Historical Roots of Jewish Prayer - by Bruce Hicken
Have you ever wondered how Jewish prayer came to be, why the prayers in our prayer book are there? Who wrote these prayers and who decided they should be where they are in our service? What were they getting at and what did they want us to feel? Using our Mishkan Tefilah prayer book we will delve into these questions. The course will meet over six Thursday evenings in March and April. The course outline is planned to be as follows:
* Introduction, prayer from the Bible.
* The Restorative Work of the Rabbis.
* The Replacement for Sacrifice, the Amidah.
* Palestine and Persia, Siddur and Machzor, Gaon and Paytan.
* The Contributions of the Mystics.
* The Reform Revolution.
Dates: March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9, 16. All Thursday evenings at 7:00.
No background or Hebrew necessary. Free to Temple Sinai members; all others $60
To register, call 802-862-5125 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org