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.
An increasing number of rabbis will officiate at interfaith weddings. (Keep in mind that this article was written in 1999.)
To find a rabbi in Boston (or anywhere else), use our free Jewish Clergy Referral Service by filling out the form at http://www.interfaithfamily.com/findarabbi. We have over 600 on our list in the US and Canada.
interesting article, and yet most people aren’t aware of it.
earlier this year, i went to a wedding where the bride was Jewish and the groom wasn’t. they had a friend perform the ceremony, and while there wasn’t much mention of religion the presence of the chuppah, wine sipping, and glass breaking were there. they had a very meaningful ceremony with a small crowd, and i only wish more couples did the same instead of focusing on the materialistic side of weddings.
i hope to do something like what the article mentions if i ever get married (i’m 31 and although i’ve had a few long relationships, none were interested in marriage), regardless of whether the person is Jewish or not.
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