Our interfaith programming encompasses the many aspects of a relationship that combines religions. This includes heritage, tradition and the spirituality of both partners.
Our goal is to provide a forum in which interfaith couples and families can explore and discuss a myriad of issues.
Half-Jewish? Jewish Identity in the 21st Century
Tuesday, February 23, 7:30pm
Teacher: Rabbi Sarah Tasman
What exactly do we mean by “half Jewish”? For some, being Jewish is the foundation of their identity, while for others, it is just a part of who they are. In this workshop we will explore how Judaism plays into making you who you are and how your identity is larger than the individual pieces that factor into it and how that plays a part in defining our Jewish community. $15 for non-members, $12 for members.
Family Shabbat Clusters
Friday, March 4th, 6:00-7:00 pm - Kick-off dinner
Family Shabbat Clusters are groups of 3-4 families who get together monthly for an informal potluck Shabbat dinner, a Shabbat afternoon playdate, or a Shabbat lunch. This is a great, casual way to get to know more Jewish families with children in the DC metro area. Families sign-up and share information about different ways they would like to celebrate Shabbat. We at the DCJCC will pair you up with families that have similar interests, geographical location, and ages of children. Then, once a month a small group of families get together to experience Shabbat in the best way for your cluster.
All participants who register for Shabbat Clusters will be placed into groups (according to their interests and neighborhood) that will meet at The Shabbat Cluster Kick-Off dinner on March 4th from 6:00-7:00 pm. Families will meet once a month from April-June. They will function very much like our Shabbat Clusters for young professionals, which you can read up on here.
Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners
Tuesdays, April 26 & May 3
Monday, May 9
Tuesday, May 17
Facilitator: Dr. Marion Usher
Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. For almost 20 years our four-session workshop has been a model to guide couples in openly discussing issues they face as partners from two different backgrounds. We offer you a safe environment to work on creating your religious lives together.
Learn more about Dr. Marion Usher, our Interfaith Couples Workshop facilitator, at her blog, www.JewishInterfaithCouples.com
Natan Guttman's article "Interfaith 101: No Line in the Sand," in the Jewish Daily Forward discusses Marion Usher's workshop model and reviews her film "Love and Religion: the Challenge of Interfaith Relationships"