02/24/2015

Introducing jHUB for Interfaith Families

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The Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Jewish Education Center of Cleveland (JECC) announce the launch of a new initiative called jHUB, a central resource for interfaith families to connect to each other and to Jewish Cleveland through social gatherings, holiday experiences, and Jewish learning in an open and non-judgmental environment.

According to the Greater Cleveland Jewish Population Study, 38 percent of Jewish Cleveland’s married households are interfaith, and 13,000 adults in an interfaith family see value in being connected to the Jewish community. jHUB will help interested interfaith families find their place in Jewish Cleveland.

“Every person is a valued member of our community. At jHUB, we embrace all kinds of Jewish families, and help them connect to Judaism in their own way,” said Rabbi Melinda Mersack, Director of jHUB, who understands that interfaith families face unique challenges.

For some families, celebrating holidays can be difficult, noted Mersack. jHUB is proud to embrace all interfaith families during the Jewish holiday of Passover with Seder in a Box, a free package that contains all the resources needed to hold a meaningful and fun Passover Seder. Each Seder in a Box will include Passover recipes, a Seder Plate (ritual plate), Haggadah (the story of Passover), and more. Interfaith families may order a Seder in a Box here.

For more information about jHUB or to order a Seder in a Box, visit www.jewishcleveland.org or contact Rabbi Melinda Mersack at mmersack@jecc.org or 216-371-0446 x232.


What is jHUB? We are a central resource for connecting interfaith families to each other and to Jewish Cleveland through social gatherings, holiday experiences, and Jewish learning in an open and non-judgmental environment. We understand that interfaith families face unique challenges, and we are here to support and discuss the issues relevant to you at any point in your life cycle. A joint initiative of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Jewish Education Center, jHUB is an Interfaith Family/ Your Community Affiliate. Learn more at www.interfaithfamily.com/cleveland.


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