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.
A Jewish approach to preparing for your baby’s arrival-
Meet other expectant parents, learn about labor and delivery, self-care, choosing physicians, and how to see the new parent world through Jewish eyes. Professionals in the field will join class coordinator Jessica Weiss to teach and to answer your questions. The rabbis and cantor of Temple Isaiah will bring the Jewish component through presentations and “Ask the Rabbi/Cantor?” opportunities. This exceptional program complements traditional childbirth education classes by providing important prenatal information within a Jewish family context.
Sundays, January 29 through April 1, 2012
4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Temple Isaiah Adult Lounge
$180.00 per couple ($50 discount for Temple Isaiah members)
Includes L’Mazeltov Book, snacks, and all course materials
About our facilitator, Jessica Weiss:
Jessica Weiss is a DONA certified Birth Doula. She trained with Carol Shattuck Rice’s Open Heart Doula training and achieved certification in 2010. She has supported couples through labor at Kaiser Walnut Creek, Alta Bates, California Pacific Medical Center, and Kaiser Hayward. Doulaing helps her share her belief that with information, nurturing, and support, labor can be an empowering, beautiful, and transformative experience. Temple Sinai preschool introduced her family to the joys and community of Jewish family education and she’s thrilled to share a similar opportunity with couples beginning their family lives.
Questions? Email Jessica Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.