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.
A general rule of thumb is if the carol makes references to the Christian faith like Silent Night (“round yon virgin mother and child” for instance) it wasn’t written by a Jew. Carols without Christian references that merely refer to Christmas like Silver Bells are often written by Jews. I have nothing against carols written by Jews, but if you’re a Christian, you should be aware of which carols are actually connected to your faith since Christmas for Christians is a religious holiday.