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.
Kenneth Feinberg is a DC-based attorney who has been pivotal in resolving many of our nation's most challenging and widely known disputes. - A specialist in mediation and alternative resolution, he directed the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. He was appointed to this position just days after the attacks and spent three years meeting with families and calculating appropriate awards for each claim. Since then Mr. Feinberg has worked on victims’ compensation for the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech and the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, among others. He currently serves as the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation (popularly called the "pay czar"). - His new book is called Who Gets What: Fair Compensation After Tragedy and Financial Upheaval. - At Spertus, Mr. Feinberg will speak about the ethical challenges of his work and how he draws on his own Jewish background and experiences. - Mr. Feinberg's books will be for sale at this event and he will be signing books after the program. - Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky will introduce Mr. Feinberg and lead the Q&A.