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.
InterfaithFamily/Bay Area is joining with Be'chol Lashon, Keshet, and INCLUDE (a partnership of Jewish LearningWorks and the SF-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund) on a groundbreaking series of interactive workshops on inclusion for synagogue communities. The series is called Navigating Difference, Embracing Inclusion: Opening Your Synagogue Door Even Wider.
Over the course of four Sunday afternoon workshops offered at various locations throughout the Bay Area, participants will delve into the sometimes complicated issues that arise around inclusion. Take a closer look at your organization and discover new ways of building inclusion into your worship, education, and community programming.
You can attend just one or sign up for all four:
Session 1, February 23, Assessing Your Inclusivity: Best Practices & Ways to Improve
Session 2, March 30, Worship: Services, Liturgy & Traditions
Session 3, April 27, Education: Classroom, Culture & Curriculum
Session 4, June 8, Community Members, Programs & Communications
The series is designed for all synagogue leaders, including congregational rabbis, educators, teachers, board members, staff, and lay people. Each session is $18 per person, all four sessions are $54 per person or $108 per congregation (up to three people). Registration is now open: www.tinyurl.com/navigatingdifferences
2808 Summit Street
Congregation Beth Sholom
301 14th Avenue
Peninsula Temple Sholom
1655 Sebastian Drive
Congregation Kol Shofar
215 Blackfield Drive