Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and their Partners Winter 2019
Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. For 20 years our four-session workshop has been a model to guide couples in openly discussing issues they face as partners from two different backgrounds.
We offer you a safe environment to work on creating your religious lives together. You can make Jewish choices while still respecting your partner’s religion. Be part of our ever-expanding interfaith community.
Facilitator: Marion Usher Ph.D.
Dates: Thursdays: January 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: EDCJCC Townhouse, 1534 16th St NW
Regular Price: $100/couple
EDCJCC Member Price: $70/couple
Intro to Judaism & Honeymoon Israel Alumni: $75/couple
Before registering, please make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies
About Dr. Marion Usher:
Nearly two decades ago, Marion created “Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners” and has since worked with over 600 interfaith couples. In the workshop, she helps facilitate conversations where Jewish interfaith couples have the opportunity to: address questions they have about establishing a religious life, discuss the central challenges they face, and learn skills to enhance their relationship. In the context of this safe environment, couples feel comfortable sharing their concerns and meeting other couples dealing with similar issues. Marion also serves as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington School of Medicine and Behavioral Sciences and works with individuals and couples in clinical practice.
Recently, Dr. Marion Usher published One Couple, Two Faiths, which draws on her experience working with 700 interfaith couples over 25 years. Her book follows the struggle and success of couples who have made the journey.
The book is now available on Amazon.