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Grandparenting Interfaith Children

jHUB and Congregation Shaarey Tikvah collaborate for special program to offer skills to those with adult children who are in interfaith relationships.

 jHUB, an initiative which provides interfaith families new ways to comfortably explore, discover, and personalize the meaning of Jewish culture and values in our modern world, is collaborating with Congregation Shaarey Tikvah on a workshop focused on grandparenting interfaith grandchildren. The Grandparents Group provides a safe, confidential space for people to share their family’s experiences and learn skills to navigate family relationships in the context of multiple traditions and backgrounds.

Designed for those whose adult children or grandchildren are in interfaith relationships, the group will meet Sunday, January 27 and Sunday, February 3 from 10:30 am to noon at Congregation Shaarey Tikvah in Pepper Pike. Light refreshments will be served.

“We know that grandparents often have their own questions and challenges in regards to their children’s interfaith relationships. jHUB helps support the family by offering resources through this gathering,” said Rabbi Melinda Mersack, director of jHUB. “The underlying principle is to strengthen the relationship between parents and their children and grandchildren.” Rabbi Scott Roland, Rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, will co-lead this group with Rabbi Mersack. “Grandparents of interfaith grandchildren play an important role in modeling the richness of the Jewish tradition.” said Rabbi Roland. “This must be navigated in such a way that opens doors to their children’s and grandchildren’s Jewish expression.”

For more information or to register, contact Rabbi Melinda Mersack, director, at 216-371-0446, ext. 232; [email protected] For more information about jHUB and other upcoming events, visit

Date & Time

January 27, 2019

10:30AM - 12:00PM

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