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.
Within the range of religious choices in the world, Judaism is an option that many might not choose. The proportion of Jews to other groups is small; the history has its share of dark moments; and prejudicial attitudes are still imbedded in modern society. Yet to some, identifying as a Jew is preferable to the cultural practices they were born into. Secular Humanistic Judaism welcomes people born into a non-Jewish family to adopt Judaism as their preferred philosophy, rather than requiring conversion, as long as someone is educated in Jewish culture and history, and vows to support the Jewish people. At the October 19 Shabbat, Madrikha Beverly will present inspiring stories of people who chose to be Jewish. Soloist Janet Hammer will provide musical accompaniment and an oneg will follow.