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.
Are you interested in learning about Jewish communities around the world? Come to the Vilna Shul and explore the richness of global Jewish life with an in-depth look at the Jewish communities of India and the groundbreaking work of the Gabriel Project, Mumbai.
Founded in 2011 by Jacob Sztokman, a former sales and marketing manager from Melbourne, Australia, the Gabriel Project works to inspire the worldwide Jewish community to take action in the slums of India. At the core of Jacob’s work are young Jews from around the world who dedicate their time to teaching literacy and providing nutrition for children living in Mumbai. Jacob’s work is a stunning example of someone who combines a Jewish ethos with the Jewish historical experience and uses it to motivate others to lift people out of the bondage that is poverty. Jacob will spend an afternoon at the Shul sharing his experiences living and working in India, including a beautiful slideshow of its landscapes and community life.
Following Jacob's presentation, please join us for food, drink and entertainment in our historic sanctuary. This event is open to the public, but registration is appreciated. Donations are always welcome.