Secular Humanists plan talk on intermarriage

Paul Golin

The Secular Humanist Jewish Circle of Tucson will present a panel discussion, “Who’s a Jew? Intermarriage and the Future of Judaism,” with a keynote lecture by Paul Golin, executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 1:30-3 p.m. at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road.

Golin will explore the idea that intercultural/interfaith marriage is not a threat to the Jewish community and should instead be seen as an opportunity for meaning and growth.

He is the co-author of “20 Things for Grandparents of Interfaith Grandchildren to Do (And Not Do) to Nurture Jewish Identity In Their Grandchildren” and “How to Raise Jewish Children …Even When You’re Not Jewish Yourself.”

Panelists will include Debbi Golden-Davis, a board member of Freethought Arizona who is active with the Secular Student Alliance at the University of Arizona; Amanda Marie Schutz, a UA Ph.D. candidate in sociology;  and Kent Barrabee, vice president of the Secular Humanist Jewish Circle of Tucson.

RSVP by Oct.  25 at 577-7718 or srubinaz@comcast.net.