Tidewater Chavurah to present program on intermarriage

by | Jun 23, 2017 | What’s Happening

Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 17
Sandler Family Campus

A two-part program on intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews, Making Jewish Choices, presented by Tidewater Chavurah, will take place at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus.

The first session will present a conversation between Reconstructionist Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill of Tidewater Chavurah and Conservative Rabbi Michael Panitz of Temple Israel. They will discuss some of the issues that affect intermarried couples, their children, and their extended families. During the conversation, the two rabbis will try to explain, and possibly dispel, some of the preconceptions intermarrying Jews and their parents often bring to the prospect or fact of intermarriage.

The following week’s session will feature a panel of individuals who are connected to the issue of Jewish-Gentile intermarriage either by their own experiences as part of an intermarried family or through their roles as Jewish professionals. Each session will offer ample time for audience members to ask questions.

Making Jewish Choices is made possible by a grant from the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and is presented with the assistance of Jewish Family Service.

Exact starting times and details about members of the Sept. 17 panel will be in future issues of Jewish News.

For more information, contact Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill at rabbicantorejg@gmail.com or 757-464-1950.