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.
Billy Kaplan, JRC musician and youth leader, presents ‘Shabbat Sweet’ – an original contemporary journey of music, reading and prayer. This will involve musicians, singers and dancers from both JRC and Shir Hadash.
“Shabbat Sweet” is a Friday night Sabbath Service which blends ancient Jewish prayers with original melodies by Billy Kaplan. The lively, soulful melodies have a freshness that manages to seem familiar to many.
Some people have said “Shabbat Sweet” was the most enjoyable service they ever attended. Others, who as teenagers at Jewish summer camp joyously welcomed Shabbat singing three-part harmony, said “Shabbat Sweet” was the most inspiring service they have attended since camp. Still others have said the service was “exquisite,” “crazy-awesome-amazing,” “very moving,” and “beautiful.”