Jon M. Sweeney, a Catholic writer, and Michal Woll, a Reconstructionist rabbi in Ann Arbor, will give this year’s Ida & Arthur Silver Memorial Interfaith Lecture. They will talk about their experiences as a married couple and their book, Mixed-Up Love: Relationships, Family and Religious Identity in the 21st Century.
The book explores how interfaith relationships affect dating, weddings, holidays, raising children and family functions. It also is a practical resource for singles who are considering dating outside their own faith, couples in interfaith relationships, and for relatives and friends of “mixed couples.”
Jon and Rabbi Michal will share a presentation based on their book from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Prior to the lecture, everyone is welcome to attend our regular Shabbat evening service at 5:30 p.m. and the oneg (refreshments and reception) that follows.
The couple will continue their presentation and discuss the future of interfaith relationships on Sunday, Nov. 23. Please join us for a light lunch at 12:30 p.m. followed by the presentation and discussion at 1:00 p.m. Copies of their book will be available for purchase and signing. Please contact the Temple office (724-8857) to reserve your place for the luncheon.
Silver Memorial Lecture events are free and open to the public and take place at Temple Israel. Begun in October 1982, by Warren and Judy Silver in honor of Warren's parents, the lectureship trust provides funding that enables Temple Israel to bring notable speakers to Duluth for programs related to the interplay between Judaism and other faith and cultural traditions. This year's lecture is co-sponsored by The Oreck-Alpern Interreligious Forum at the College of Saint Scholastica.