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.
Ha! Quiet Catholics? I don’t know any! I was raised Catholic and came to this site looking for insight into my Jewish boyfriend and what we might face together.
I’ll give you that we are very well mannered at the dinner table. Everyone gets their turn, but that changes after the dishes are done and we play cards. Shouting, rudeness (no friends at the card table) and more abound.
My mother and my paternal aunts have an amazing ability to make friends and talk to everyone they meet.
Stories? Oh, we’ve got stories out the wahzoo.
Jokes, you’ve got us on. Very little cynicism, lots of sarcasm and puns (I tell me father he can’t blame me for being a smartass since he raised me that way).
Lots of “I love yous” too, but usually only after we know someone well. I can definitely see it taking a year to walk into my in-laws bedroom. But as a family, we would tv time, curl into each others’ sides and find comfort and love there. You must consider that it can be hard for any outsider to come inside a big bustling family full of love and find their place. I can see that as an issue for a big Irish Catholic family in Boston, or like my own, a south Louisiana Catholic family who likes to joke, drink, play cards, eat and be loud.
Of course, maybe that’s it — south Louisiana is rightfully deserving of several stereotypes all of our own….
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