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.
Thank you for the article. I feel kinda the same way. I never had a birth family (or a real adoptive family either as far as that goes). I grew up in group homes but have always identified as “Jewish” since the day one precious woman (now deceased) took me under her wing and introduced me to the Jewish life. I have no idea if my birth mom was Jewish or not–or my grandmother, or any female in my mother’s line at all–any one of whom would have in fact passed her Jewry on to me. I am kosher-style and keep the mitzvots. I will most likely never have the money to make aliyah, much less move to Israel as a citizen–so I agree, why do I need to convert? I know I am Jewish, so why does it matter if I officially convert or not? Thanks …
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