Season’s Greetings! This is a tale about two holidays, celebrated by people of different faiths. But while Christmas and Chanukkah honour distinct events that happened thousands of years ago, their close arrival in the early, dark days of winter mean that many families end up twinning the two. With an increase in intermarriage in an ever-secular society, some Jews are adding trees to their menorahs and are finding themselves singing carols.
Chrismukkah Party is a new, festive podcast that delves into the rituals and traditions that interfaith families have created in order to celebrate together, from Chrismukkah cocktails to December advent calendars to Magen David tree toppers.
On January 26, join us as host and producer Sarah Deshaies sits down with two of her guests, Rabbi Denise Handlarski (Secular Synagogue) and Lauren Schreiber-Sasaki (Jewish&), to delve into the questions, concerns and thoughts that shape how interfaith families carve out new traditions and meanings for holidays and life cycle events. How are Jewish organizations working to support interfaith individuals and families? And is it wrong to combine Christmas and Chanukkah?
Chrismukkah Party is created and hosted by Sarah Deshaies, with the support of the Museum of Jewish Montreal. Sarah is a Montreal-based writer, and morning show producer at CJAD 800, and has celebrated Chanukkah and Christmas her whole life.
This event is a part of the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s Microgrant Program for Creative or Cultural Exploration, which is funded by the Quebec Community Group Network's Community Investment Fund.
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