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.
MLRT will join with other congregations in our area in celebrating Interfaith Family Shabbat on Friday, November 8. This is an opportunity for us to join with other welcoming communities in trying to build an inclusive, warm and welcoming Jewish community, inviting all who wish to join us.
Many of you in our community have non-Jewish spouses, partners, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents, for one simple reason: you fell in love with someone who was not Jewish, and decided to share a life together. Our non-Jewish partners have made an incredible commitment: to be part of a Jewish community, and to help raise Jewish children. We owe all of you an incredible thanks, and want to publically acknowledge our gratitude, and offer (if you are comfortable with this) a blessing for you. We hope you will join us at Shabbat services on Friday, November 8.
During Shabbat services, our Rabbis will attempt to answer your questions about all things Jewish: we are calling our evening, Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Services (or anything Jewish) But Did Not Know Who or When to Ask. Send your questions in advance to Rabbi Straus, email@example.com, or bring them with you on Friday night.