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.
Selihot is an overture to the High Holy Days, and introduces us to the melodies and themes that suffuse the season. It is the portal to our sacred period of introspection and reflection. Hush of Midnight melds contemporary music with ancient chant, and traditional Selihot prayers with the lofty poetry of the late Ruth Brin. Minhah and Ma'ariv: 7:30 PM; Social Gathering: 8:30 PM; Havdalah, marking the conclusion of Shabbat, followed by an introduction to Hush of Midnight featuring composer Hazzan Charles S. Davidson, Hazzan Emeritus of Congregation Adath Jeshurun: 9:00 PM; Hush of Midnight led by Hazzan Howard K. Glantz, accompanied by the assembled congregations, with the Adath Jeshurun Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Men’s Association Ensemble, Dr. William J. Gatens on the keyboard, Ken Miller on drums, and the Ken Ulansey Ensemble: 9:30 PM. A Joint Program Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Beth Sholom Congregation, Congregation Beth Tikvah B’nai Jeshurun, Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El, Old York Road Temple – Beth Am, Temple Sinai, and Tiferet Bet Israel.