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.
Hi Amanda–Aunt Jo here. Loved your article. WE too struggled with names–except for my daughter Clare Louisa, who was named after two of my cousin best friends, thus honoring a childhood pledge. For Jed, we wanted to honor both grandfathers; ERgo Jed (for Jack GArfield) and as a middle name, Herbert (my father’s real first name. Both were alive at the time, by the way. fortunately (i guess) we weren’t aware of the no naming after living relatives dictum. For cory we chose to honor the grandmothers. Thus Cory for Clae, my mother and Alexander for Anne GArfield, the paternal grandmother. Both of them were still alive, too! Mea culpa . Well anyway, we meant well, an so far no terrible curse has fallen on them. Lots of love to all three of you. By the way, we loved Lenard a lot , too.
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