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Montreal Families

Interfaith families invited to share stories and challenges

As part of the Jewish Interfaith Family Forum (JIFF), Temple Emanu-El-Beth will be hosting an evening of discussion for mothers in interfaith families.

For the last three years, JIFF has been hosting a series of programs and events focusing on the topic of family dynamics that are usually geared towards specific age groups and demographics.

The evening will be hosted by comedian Jessica Salomon and facilitated by Joanne Baskin. It is open to all mothers living in an interfaith family, regardless of their personal religious or spiritual affiliations. Attendees will be able to share, over wine and refreshments, personal experiences and discuss some of the challenges they face.

“Everyone has their unique circumstances,” said Denise Grossman, incoming president of the Temple and co-chair of JIFF. “But there’s also a commonality between them.”

Traditionally, it has been the mothers who have been mostly responsible for the maintenance of Jewish education in the household, said Grossman. JIFF aims to create a supportive environment where mothers can meet and create connections with women in similar situations.

The discussion will take place on March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El-Beth at 4100 Sherbrooke St. W. Admission for members is $10, and $15 for non-members.

For more information and tickets, call 514-937-3575 ext. 213, or email rosie@templemontreal.ca.

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