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Women in Interfaith Relationships: A Discussion for Girlfriends, Wives, Partners, Mothers and Grandmothers
Join other women, Jewish or not, to examine interfaith relationships in relation to culture and gender. What are the unique expectations and responses that a woman encounters as she creates a home and builds a family life in which her religion is not that of her partner? Join a multi-generational discussion, facilitated by Dawn Kepler of Building Jewish Bridges, about the assumptions and possibilities surrounding our roles as sustainers of the family. Women in any stage of relationship, any sexuality, and any age welcome.
Thursday, November 19
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Free for members
|Nov 19||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Thu||Beth Am||Dawn Kepler|
Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Dawn 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.