Temple Beth Israel presents “Interfaith Families: A Day of Learning and Discussion,” Sunday, November 17, 10:00 am. The speaker is Marion Usher, Ph. D., renowned for her work with interfaith relationships.

There is no charge for Temple Beth Israel members and nonmembers are $10 per session. This event is open to the community. Call 847-675-0951 for more information or to make a reservation. Visit http://tbiskokie.org or sign up here

The schedule is:

10:00am-12:00pm
BREAKFAST AND BAGELS: A DISCUSSION GROUP FOR INTERFAITH FAMILIES RAISING JEWISH CHILDREN

Are you an interfaith family committed to being a Jewish family and raising Jewish children? Then this workshop is for you! We will talk about the joys and obstacles as you navigate this complicated journey.

1:00pm-3:00pm
DINE AND DIALOGUE: HOW DO PARENTS HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH THEIR YOUNG ADULT CHILDREN ABOUT INTERFAITH RELATIONSHIPS AND MARRIAGE

When children go off to college their worlds expand in all directions. They will have new and exciting experiences beyond what they have known. This is an opportunity for parents to address this complicated subject. Participants will be given tools to have these deep and meaningful conversations with their young adults.

4:00pm-6:00 pm
GRANDPARENTS AND GRAVITAS: YOU HAVE INTERFAITH GRANDCHILDREN AND YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO

This is the workshop for you. Here we will talk about your opportunities to hand down your family’s religious and cultural heritage. Grandparents can be in a wonderful position to make a major difference in their grandchildren’s’ lives. New roles for grandparents with ever- changing new family compositions remain a challenge for all of us. Come and learn a multitude of ways to hand down Judaism to your grandchildren.

RSVP REQUIRED – Register online or by calling the Temple