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ANDREA & MICHAEL LEVEN FAMILY JEWISH IDENTITY INSTITUTE 

UPCOMING LEVEN INSTITUTE EVENTS

 

Brunch for Interfaith Couples & Young Families
Sunday, November 6 | 10 am
  
Join us on Sunday, November 6 to sip mimosas and enjoy a complimentary brunch from The Flying Biscuit with friends who also identify as interfaith. Experience the vibrancy and excitement of a Sunday at The Temple!
 
This will be an opportunity to meet some of our clergy and connect with other interfaith couples and families and to hear more about the next transformative travel opportunity: Our Shared Journey 2023: The Temple's Israel Trip for Interfaith Couples (May 31 - June 11). Recent August trip participants can share their experiences, too.
 
Bring your appetite, your curiosity and your questions! This event is free for attendees, but please register here by Wednesday, November 2, so enough food and drink are available. 

Beineinu: The Temple's Annual Marriage Retreat

March 10-11, 2023

Save the date for The Temple's annual marriage retreat facilitated by Rabbis Lapidus and Medwin. This is designed for those who are newlyweds to those with children bnei mitzvah age and younger. There are activities to improve communication and have goal-setting conversations, and also plenty of opportunity to connect with other couples from The Temple. If you are interested in receiving registration information when it is available, please email Nalo Grant at ngrant@the-temple.org.

Our Shared Journey 2023: The Temple's Israel Trip for Interfaith Couples

May 31-June 11, 2023

Sponsored by Leah and Richard Davis, this is the second cohort of a trip designed to introduce young interfaith couples to Israel. Led by Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus, we will explore numerous parts of Israel, have conversations about how this relates to our respective faith traditions and families, and make new friends within our Temple community. Thanks to our generous donors, this trip is only $1000 per couple plus trip insurance. Criteria include:

-Identifying as an interfaith couple

-Have never been to Israel as a couple

-Are engaged (with a Temple clergy officiating) or married

-If you have children, they are kindergarten age or younger

-Are members of The Temple and/or are not members of another synagogue

Click here to apply and get more information, including the steps required to reserve your spot. For more information, please contact Rabbi Lapidus at llapidus@the-temple.org


Through a generous gift from the Leven Family, The Temple is able to significantly enhance the ways we welcome and support couples and families in the early stages of their journey into the Jewish community and our congregation. As the name suggests, we are helping to strengthen Jewish identity and connection for the generations to come.

 

The programs of the Leven Family Jewish Identity Institute are particularly aimed towards interfaith couples (dating, engaged, married, partnered) who are figuring out the role Judaism has in their relationship and future and those who are trying to figure out what connection their children (or future children) will have to Judaism and the Jewish community. We are excited by the diversity of couples and families who choose to make their connections here. Our goal is to help you find your path into The Temple and to feel supported in your journey. 

If you have questions or want to speak to other interfaith couples, or want to make sure you’re receiving emails about upcoming events, please contact Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus or Summer Jacobs. 

Connecting in Small Groups

We are excited to have different groups of couples at similar ages and stages connecting for a virtual Shabbat dinner and continuing to meet on their own to share experiences and make friends here at Temple. If you would like to join a group or help start a new group, please email Summer Jacobs. 

 
 

 

 
 
Thu, December 8 2022 14 Kislev 5783