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.
This lecture will discuss the eruption of one of the most important messianic movements in Jewish history, the Frankist movement, which began in Poland in the 1750's and within several years spread into large parts of East-Central Europe. In discussing the personality and fortunes of the movement leader, Jacob Frank, Professor Maciejko will examine the unprecedented alliance of the Catholic clergy and the Jewish rabbinate that contributed to the creation of Frankism. Pawel Maciejko is a senior lecturer in Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he studies the history of Jewish heterodoxy and heresy in general, and the history of the Sabbatian movement in particular.