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.
The Mothers Circle is a program of the Jewish Outreach Institute. For women of other religious backgrounds raising Jewish children within the context of intermarriage or a committed relationship, Mothers Circle programs explore the “how-tos” and meaning behind raising Jewish children, empowering mothers through education and support. Mothers Circle offers a welcome to the Jewish community, and support in the choice to raise Jewish children.
The Mothers Circle Mini-Course is a free three-session workshop that provides an overview and guide to Jewish parenting. Through experiential education and a supportive environment, participants gain confidence through knowledge and establish key goals by addressing topics such as creating a Jewish home and Jewish life cycle events.
Shir Hadash will host this Mothers Circle Mini-Course co-lead by Lara Panish, Psy.D., an experienced counselor who herself is a non-Jewish mother raising Jewish children, and Rabbi Melanie Aron.
Members and non-members of the congregation are welcome to join us.
Cost: Free with a light lunch and babysitter provided.