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.
There are no laws as to what kind of food can be brought to a shiva house. The one thing you should know about is whether or not the family keeps kosher (i.e., observes the Jewish dietary laws). If they do, you want to be sure that any food you bring into their house has a heksher (kosher certification) that is acceptable to them. And you want to find out if the meal for which you are bringing food will involve meat, in which case lasagne (which is dairy) would not be okay. But assuming there are no issues relating to kashrut (dietary laws) then lasagne is a great option. When you bring in the lasagne, I\\\\\\\’d suggest putting your name on the container or a card attached to the container so the mourners will know who it is from. Also, be sure to mark your name on the container if you want to get it back.
Thank you for this article. My firnd’s mom just passed and she flew to New York for the funeral and to sit shiva. I was looking for a way to let them know I am thinking of them that aligns with their faith and traditions.