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.
As Israel celebrates its 65th birthday this year, the challenges of being an island of democracy in the Middle East abound. While the government works to maintain the security of its citizens, it also handles the challenges of having a diverse group of residents within its borders. Out of its nearly 8 million inhabitants who are 75% Jewish, Israel is also home to about 21% Arabs and 4% other ethnic groups. Though Israel is a democracy, it looks different than the United States in the rights guaranteed to its non-Jewish citizens.
Madrikha Beverly will discuss the topic of minorities in Israel.Soloist Janet Hammer and pianist Mark Danisovszky will provide a lively musical accompaniment, and the oneg refreshment will follow.