Our updated booklet, Weddings For The Interfaith Couple, walks you through all of the traditions for the big day, starting with two to think about in advance (choosing a wedding contract known as a ketubah and topics to consider when meeting with your wedding officiant).
Rabbi Mychal will be leading us in a discussion of interfaith relationships throughout Jewish history and the present challenges and opportunities they pose. This discussion will provide a foundation for the second part of the series in which we will explore the many realities of interfaith relationships, including challenges we have faced and our varied approaches to our own interfaith experiences.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
After reading your article I found an instant connection but not with you. I too am jewish and am in an interfaith relationship. I too struggle with idea of love or loyalty. I wish you the best of luck but know that your story will have a happy ending.
Hello Lia- I feel the same way as you. I face the exact same situation- I am a catholic swiss girl and my bf is jewish. Our love is strong and pure, and it is hard to see that a story of love ends up turning into a story of religion even though we are ready and willing to compromise. My best friend was also in the same situation and her jewish bf broke up with her after 4 years because she refused to convert. He wasn’t that religious (my bf IS) but his mother would not let him marry her. She warned me since the beginning but I thought that love would be above everything. Now, as questions are raising ( I already agreed on raising our children as jewish) about the way that he is going to handle the stuation and not beeing able to share the jewish traditions with me, the concerns get more serious. Please let us know what happended.
I perfectly understand you’re position, becouse I’m in the same situation
i wasina relation for almust 5 years, we deside to love and respect each ethere since the bigining we even learn about our diferentculture and Religion ,Im a catholic Mexican, belive in one Godand very spiritual His a Iranian jews Man with a big hart…. a week ago he told me he was in a very spiritual time that we need to split that he loves me but that we need some time apart to think if we realy want to continue living like this or getting married aceptting each ether…I told himthat from my side I will acept any thing….but still wattingfor his thougths ..very sad situation for me I have abrokend hart..
My best wishes for you’resituation..