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.
What are you up to Christmas Eve??
It's not a question usually asked by two rabbis, but we figured: it's the 5th night of Hanukkah, the dead of winter, and there's very little open, so:
Let's light up the night with a dance party. Lights-off, shoes-off, go nuts. Big 'ole warehouse on the North side. 60s music, world beat, 80 glam-rock, 90s rap, with a few pearls of Hanukkah wisdom thrown in there, Havdallah and Hanukkah candle lighting (BYO menorah).
Vegan Thai food is on the menu, vegetarian pot-luck welcome. Please bring something to donate to the Night Ministry, too, to help make the winter just a little warmer and easier for their homeless clients: socks, scarves, travel-sized toiletries.
6:30 pm, 4150 N. Western (a few blocks North of Irving Park)
$10 suggested donation at the door