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Sunday, April 28 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
We Totally Accept You (Almost): Ritual and Leadership Roles in Synagogues

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Intermarried Jews, their partners, and their children may face restrictions on the roles they can play in religious life. These include leadership roles on committees and boards, and honors during services, such as reciting blessings over the Torah, leading prayers, or opening the ark. Why do these restrictions exist? We will look at the historic implications by examining Jewish law and explore the ways in which some synagogues are including those in their communities who are not Jewish.

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Benjamin Maron

Benjamin Maron, Director of Content and Educational Resources at InterfaithFamily, is known online as @thewanderingjew. A Canadian nomad of North America currently residing in Brookline, MA, he's an educator, editor, writer, community organizer, advocate, chef, Scrabble player, and baby whisperer.

Sunday April 28, 2013 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 201