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Interlove Story: When Jews love Non-Jews... and Judaism

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2015.

You are Jewish and you fell in love with a person who isn’t Jewish; now it’s up to you to make a Jewish home and raise Jewish children. How have other families managed Jewish commitment and interfaith love? We’ll begin with a tender film by the daughter of an interfaith couple (Interlove Story was her Stanford University Masters Film Thesis) and discuss the choices her parents made and what options we all have.

Join ​Rabbi Sarah Weissman, Dawn Kepler, and interfaith couples for an open discussion.

Schedule

# Sessions
1
Date & time

Sunday, April 26
9:15 - 11:00 am

Tuition
$5 for the public
Free for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Apr 26 9:15 AM–11:00 AM Sun Beth Am Dawn Kepler

Location

Congregation Beth Am

26790 Arastradero Road

Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

650-493-4661

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.