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Sunday, March 5 • 09:00 - 10:00
The Intermarriage REALITY

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In this session Leslie will describe what it was like growing up in a family with multiple faiths in the mix and how she balances this in her own life.  Leslie will attempt to dispel some of the myths brought on by fear that intermarriage is destructive to the future of the Jewish people and a problem we face, rather than a reality we can choose to embrace.  She will provide some helpful ideas on how to find balance in a family with diverse backgrounds and beliefs.  Her sincere hope is that this session will heal some of the hurts of the past while helping pave the way to a brighter, more inclusive future for the Jewish community of Winnipeg.   

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Leslie Emery

Leslie Emery discovered a love and strong connection to her Jewish roots through her participation at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, chanting Torah and davening for groups of people who truly appreciated her singing. Leslie’s mother is Jewish and her father is not; throughout her participation in Jewish community life, she was faced with negative language such as “Intermarriage Problem.” The irony that this type of language... Read More →

Sunday March 5, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Room 222

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