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.
Celebrate Inter-Faith, Inter-Cultural Families!
Celebrate one of the world’s newest Torah scrolls (woman-crafted)
Another great Chai Shabbat at 10am with our spiritual leaders and singers and Ketzev Kehilla (our drum circle). BUT THAT’S NOT ALL.
This Shabbat we are doing two big extras:
1) HONORING INTER-FAITH, INTER-CULTURAL FAMILIES: This weekend has been designated nationally as a time to welcome and honor interfaith families in Jewish community. What a great change over 50 years ago when families of combined backgrounds were shunned in our communities. Bring your whole interfaith intercultural family to the service and get a special aliyah and blessing.
2) NEWEST TORAH: We are greeting the presence of one of the world’s newest Torah scrolls and one of a handful crafted by a woman scribe. It is on a one-month loan to Kehilla from the Contemporary Jewish Museum where, over two years, Julie Seltzer calligraphed the Torah while museum visitors watched. Come see it up close.
Child care provided.
A great Kiddush will be provided.