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.
Hello, I hope you can help me. My brother is very much in love with a Jewish women and they will marry soon and he has agreed to undertake all that has been asked of him by his Rabbi to do so. However, since we were young we have always gone to church as a family and we would like for him to continue doing so for social and family reasons rather than religious ones, he also wants to continue for the same reasons but we are all worried about offending his wife and her family.
For some Jews, going to church with Christian family members and friends is comfortable and easy. They are able to listen to the words and appreciate them, even if they aren’t all applicable (for example, Jews do not follow the New Testament, or believe in Jesus as messiah). For others, the idea of going to church is uncomfortable and not something they would want to try.
I suggest talking directly to your brother and his wife about their comfort with the idea.
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