Events

Adoption in Jewish and Interfaith Families

Date/Time

Apr 20, 2017
07:30 PM until 09:00 PM

Description

The number of Jewish and interfaith families who are adopting children is significant. Often these children are not Caucasian. As one very sweet Catholic social worker put it, "Jews don't seem to mind what color their children are." We take that as a big compliment!

How do parents give their adopted child a feeling of wholeness, helping them integrate their story of origin with the religion and culture they are being raised in? Adoptive parents raising Jewish children have this and unique questions to answer depending on their family situation, such as:

Will we formally convert our child to Judaism?
Will we have some kind of Jewish welcoming ceremony?
How will we honor their culture of origin and give them a rich, secure Jewish identity?
If our child is a different race from us, how will we handle it? How will we respond to his/her questions at different stages, as well as questions or reactions from people outside of our family?
Join adoptive parents and adoption professional, Susan Romer, for a warm and supportive discussion.

Presented by Building Jewish Bridges

 

Cost

Free

Location

View map B'nai Tikvah
25 Hillcroft Way
Walnut Creek, CA

Additional Information

Sponsor

Building Jewish Bridges

Phone

510-845-6420 x11

Contact name

Dawn Kepler

Contact email

dawn@buildingjewishbridges.org

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