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Let's Talk Interfaith

This course was offered in Fall, 2015.

loveSome people are not comfortable discussing their personal choices and dilemmas in a group. They want to discuss the key questions in an interfaith/intercultural home but they want to have that conversation in private. For those of you in this category Let’s Talk “Interfaith” is a great option. The two of you meet with me, Dawn, to cover topics like: How will we interact with our families? Where will we go for which holidays? Which holidays will we have in our home? How do we feel about each other’s religious and/or cultural tradition and how will we share them? What about children? We will focus on the topics you feel are most important to you. You can come with your own questions or just ask me “what should we be discussing?”

The first session is always free so you can determine whether this is something you want to do and whether you feel comfortable. Your first step is to contact me, Dawn Kepler, at 510-845-6420 x11 or dawn@buildingjewishbridges.org to set up your free session.

  • Date & Time: Ongoing; sessions to fit your schedule.
  • Location: You have three options – come into my office on Bancroft Way in Berkeley or via Skype or on a conference phone call.
  • Cost is $120 for three 1.5 hour sessions. Or we can schedule individual one hour sessions at $50 per meeting.

Schedule

# Sessions
2
Date & time

Ongoing; sessions to fit your schedule.

Location
Tuition
$120 for three sessions
$50 for a single session
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Sep 01 10:00 AM–7:00 PM Tue Lehrhaus Dawn Kepler
Dec 31 10:00 AM–7:00 PM Thu Lehrhaus Dawn Kepler

Location

Lehrhaus Judaica

828 San Pablo Ave.

Suite 105

Albany, CA 94706

510-845-6420

Instructors

Dawn Kepler

Dawn KeplerDawn Kepler has worked in programming for interfaith families since 1990. Her programs have been offered at synagogues from all Jewish movements as well as Jewish Community Centers, agencies, and day schools. She developed Building Jewish Bridges: Embracing Interfaith Families in 1998 for Lehrhaus Judaica, in response to a request from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.

As a synagogue member, Dawn created and chaired the Outreach committee of Oakland’s Temple Sinai for fourteen years. She has chaired the Interfaith Committee of the Union for Reform Judaism, Pacific West region, has served on the Interfaith Advisory Committee for the Jewish Community Federation Endowment Fund, and on the Planning Advisory Committee of Interfaithfamily.com. She is a founding member of the Jewish Intermarriage Professionals Alliance, a national organization.

She has established, Building Jewish Bridges, a service that invites individuals and families to explore the Jewish community and to consider Jewish options. Offering workshops, ongoing couples groups, individual sessions and classes, the program reflects our richly diverse bay area community addressing the concerns of interfaith, multiracial, multiethnic and LGBT families.