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.
You’re invited to join Rabbi Conover and her family at their home on Saturday, December 10th at 4pm (with an option to come at 3:30pm to schmooze even more). This is sure to be an interesting and informative early evening as we provide an opportunity for interfaith couples to share winter holiday experiences, challenges, questions and solutions. You will walk away with a better understanding of Chanukah as well as practical tools and resources for creating a meaningful winter celebration in the home that reflects the real values of this holiday and this season. We’ll talk about ways to include non-Jewish family and friends in your celebration and how to share in the non-Jewish celebrations of extended family and friends.
Feel free to bring some holiday treats and/or recipes to share. It should be a great early evening of discussion, noshing, and bonding!
People are welcome to arrive at 3:30pm to hang out and schmooze. Then, we’ll start the program at 4pm. The kids will go downstairs to engage in activities with wonderful Gan Shalom teachers. (Snacks will be provided.) At that time, the adults will continue with our discussion. We’ll finish up the learning by a little after 5pm so that we can all join back together for a brief Havdalah ceremony in which we welcome in the new week.
Space is limited so please contact Kevin as soon as possible to reserve your spot.