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 month Kahal Am begins an exciting new series on Secular Spirituality, Passionate Journey to a Rational Judaism. Videotaped portions of a 2001 Colloquium of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism will be shown and discussed. The first class is entitled, "Rethinking Traditional Spirituality," and features Dan Cohn-Sherbok professor of Judaism at the University of Wales, Lampeter. Dr. Cohn-Sherbok was ordained a Reform rabbi at the Hebrew Union Institute-Jewish Institute of Religion, where he received a doctorate in divinity. He has served congregations in Alabama, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, as well as in South Africa, and Australia. He received a doctorate in philosophy from Cambridge and taught Jewish theology at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He is the author and editor of more than fifty books, including: The Jewish Heritage, The Jewish Faith, The Future of Judaism, Understanding the Holocaust , Islam in a World of Diverse Faiths, and is the editor of the book, Life of Courage: Sherwin Wine and the Humanistic Judaism. Admission is free and no text is required. For more information call Gary Zarnow, 858-549-3088