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.
Religious people should support equality for gays and lesbians not despite religion — but because of it.
So writes Jay Michaelson in his new bestselling book "God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality" (Beacon), which Publisher's Weekly called "a salvo in the case for equality," and which recently hit #1 in gay/lesbian nonfiction on Amazon.com.
The Center on Halsted, Gerber/Hart Library, Nehirim, Or Chadash, Equality Illinois, the Forward, Zeek, and Beacon Press are proud to host Jay Michaelson for an evening of learning and conversation on how we as LGBT Jews and allies enrich the Jewish people with our differences, and how we can have productive conversations with those still struggling with issues of religion and sexuality.
In this text-based and no-holds-barred conversation, Michaelson will discuss his own personal journey of acceptance and affirmation, and how the overwhelming majority of our religious values support inclusion of LGBT people. Plenty of time will be allowed for questions and conversation, and a reception will be held afterward.