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.
We’re writing an article about Thanksgiving –the all-american holiday –and how people like to include their own ethnic/religious foods…like how my sister’s MIL brought kasha varnishkas instead of sweet potatoes; and our Italian friend makes meatballs and turkey… Do you do this? What foods are special in your ethnicity? We are also thinking about prayers… e.g. my family says the sheheyanu often, and on Thanksgiving…Do you have any special family prayers, that you like to say on Thanksgiving, that might not be strictly “Pilgrim”? (e.g. Native American prayer that thanks for the harvest??) please reply below, (and give an email so I can get in touch with you) or if you would prefer privacy you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks!! and Happy Thanksgiving – Hag Samech!