Coming Events

Prosserman JCC

Ed will be speaking at the Schwartz/Resiman Centre at the Prosserman JCC, 4588 Bathurst St, North York, ON M2R 1W6, Canada at 7:30 pm.

Jewish Federation of Nashville

Ed will be speaking at the Jewish Federation of Nashville, 801 Percy Warner Blvd # 102, Nashville, TN 37205 at 5:30 pm.

Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County

Ed will be speaking for the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County on March 1, 2020 at 5 pm. The event will take place at Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull, CT.

JCC and Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Ed will be speaking at the JCC and Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525 at 12:00 pm.

Valley of the Sun JCC

Ed will be speaking at the Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 at 5 pm.

InterfaithFamily Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship

Ed will be conducting a webinar with the InterfaithFamily Rukin Rabbinic Fellows.

URJ Biennial

Ed will be speaking at the 2019 URJ Biennial in Chicago on December 12, 2019 at 9:00 am along with Rabbi Jen Gubitz and Rabbi Evan Moffic. The learning session is titled Embracing Interfaith Inclusion in Your Synagogue with this description: “Today, more than 70 percent of non-Orthodox North American Jews marry people from other backgrounds, making interfaith families the ‘new normal’ in North American Jewish life. Learn from three experienced practitioners about how congregations are embracing this communal reality and the innovative ways they are supporting couples and families, as well as strengthening themselves and their communities.”

The Center will also be exhibiting at the Biennial in booth #207.

If you’re attending the Biennial, please come to the learning session, and visit us in the Exhibit hall.

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College — Contemporary Jewish Landscape

Ed will be teaching part of a session of the RRC’s Contemporary Jewish Landscape class on November 25, 2019.

Past Events

Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple

Ed spoke at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, NJ on November 11 as part of their “Keepers of Jewish Excellence” series. Thanks to the team at AEMT for all their help, including Rabbis Philip Bazeley and Maya Glasser, Heather Kibel, Matt Vogel and Nancy Urchin.

 

 

Main Line Reform Temple

Ed spoke at Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, PA on November 8 as part of MLRT’s Jewish Book Council Authors series. Thanks to Sally Brown for making the arrangements, and special thanks to Ed’s wife’s college friend Vic Haas, treasurer of MLRT and Rabbi Geri Newburge for their hospitality.

 

Hebrew College Rabbinical School

Ed had a great discussion about radical inclusion with the Senior Seminar of the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College on September 24, 2019.  We talked about terminology (is “faith” a problem in “interfaith”?); ger toshav status; whether and how a radically inclusive approach can fit in a halachic framework; and comparing inclusion efforts relating to LGBTQ people, people with disabilities and people of color, with those relating to partners from different faith backgrounds. Thanks very much to Rabbi Allan Lehmann for the invitation and to each one of the ten students who participated so actively!

Hebrew College Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement Fellows

I had a great conversation with Hebrew College’s Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement fellows at their summer seminar. They shared great insights about my vision of radical inclusion. Thanks to Keren McGinity for inviting me!

Jewish Book Council Network

Ed made a two-minute “pitch” at the Jewish Book Council Network on May 23 in New York City. The Net­work gives authors a platform for sharing their books with, and hopefully getting invitations to speak at, about 120 mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions includ­ing JCCs, syn­a­gogues, Hil­lels, Fed­er­a­tions, and cul­tur­al cen­ters.

The Interchange, Atlanta

The Interchange was a great convening by InterfaithFamily and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Ed Case spoke on a panel addressing “The Facts and Fictions of Interfaith Couples and Families in the Jewish Community” with Fern Chertok from Brandeis and Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, director of InterfaithFamily/Atlanta.

Book Talk in Chicago

Thank you to Congregation Solel and  Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism for hosting a very interactive discussion about the opportunities and challenges to engage interfaith families Jewishly. Pictured are Rabbi Ari Moffic, founder of CoHere, and Vanessa Ehrlich, Director of Lifelong Learning at Lakeside.

Book Launch in Newton MA

The book is launched! Thank you to Temple Shalom for sponsoring and to InterfaithFamily for co-sponsoring and  Combined Jewish Philanthropies for partnering on the event.

Ed spoke about the book, InterfaithFamily’s CEO Jodi Bromberg and CJP’s Rabbi Jillian Cameron commented, and all engaged in a lively Q&A with the audience.

 

 

 

Rivertowns Jewish Consortium

Edmund Case spoke on November 4, 2018 with the Rivertowns Jewish Consortium, at the Shames Jewish Community Center on the Hudson, on the topic “Engaging Interfaith Families for a Thriving Jewish Future” and in particular on two questions: why do some interfaith families engage with the Jewish community more than others? Are there identifiable barriers that need to be eliminated to encourage engagement and to enrich communal life for all? Pictured: Faye Kimerling, Rosh Pinah Chavurah; Edmund Case; and Lauren Bergida-Morrison, Shames JCC Chief Program Officer.