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.
Interfaith couples, newlyweds, brides, and grooms: You are invited to join us for a special event—just for you—at Spertus, Chicago's center for Jewish learning and culture.
In Jewish practice, the concept of hiddur mitzvah (beautification of the commandments) is often realized by having and using beautiful objects to observe Jewish holidays and special occasions.
Since many of you are newly bringing Judaism into your own homes, our friends at Spertus have offered to share their expertise on the objects that can beautify your own celebrations.
Learn about customs associated with Hanukkah menorahs, Seder plates, mezuzot, and more. See how contemporary artists, locally and around the world, are reinterpreting traditional ritual items with exciting new materials and designs.
Tours will be offered of the award-winning architecture of the Spertus building. Spertus Kosher Catering (a partnership with Wolfgang Puck) will provide refreshments. And the Spertus Shop will be open until 8 pm. As a welcome from Spertus, you’ll enjoy 10% off any purchases made that evening.
Free, but reservations requested. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 18.
See you there!
$10 parking available at the Essex Inn, 2 blocks south of Spertus, with Spertus validation