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.
I was born and raised a Christian. Never questioned what I was being spoon feed as my faith, was very involved in the church and the community. I met my husband at church about 4 years ago, we sang in the choir together, used to pray together, we even tried to start our own bible study group…We gradually stopped attending church and haven’t actively practiced the christian faith in over a year. we didn’t talk much about God, jesus, church or faith in any depth. This time away from church gave me the chance to take a real look at what and who I believe in and what faith really means to me. The past few months I have been studying Judaism and am starting to get really excited about possibly converting. I start intro to Judaism classes soon and feel the Judaism is where I belong. I have told my husband that I’m researching things and i have gone to synagogue a few times. Bought a menorah and recognized Hanukkah this year. I ask him if he has questions or would like to go with me to synagogue with me but he always brushes me off. He knows I’m really excited about this and is respectful of my decisions, but I know he is freaking out, just trying not to show it. How do I continue with my studies and possible conversion and not totally freak my husband out?