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.
Fred Rosenbaum, founding director of Lehrhaus Judaica, and author of Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area, discusses the Fillmore as a hub of Yiddish-speaking Jewish culture in Northern California for almost half a century—not only as a center of Orthodox religious life, but also of Zionism, socialism, and the Yiddish theater. The Fillmore was also an entertainment mecca for the whole city, and Jews were highly visible as the operators of restaurants, vaudeville houses, movie theaters, and jazz clubs. It produced one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, Yehudi Menuhin, along with many Jewish communal leaders.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition California Dreaming: Jewish Life in the Bay Area from the Gold Rush to the Present.