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A Day of Learning — Interfaith Education with Marion Usher, Ph.D.
November 17 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel presents “Interfaith Families: A Day of Learning and Discussion,” Sunday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. 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.
The schedule is:
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.
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.
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.
About Marion Usher
Nearly two decades ago Marion Usher created “Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners” and has since worked with over 600 interfaith couples. In the workshops, she facilitates conversations where Jewish interfaith couples can: address questions they have about establishing a religious life, discuss the central challenges they face, and learn skills to enhance their relationship. In the context of this safe environment, couples feel comfortable sharing their concerns and meeting other couples dealing with similar issues. She serves as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington School of Medicine and Behavioral Sciences and works with individuals and couples in clinical practice.