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.
We are hosting Rabbi Ari Moffic from InterfaithFamily/Chicago on Feb. 9 from 10:30-11:30 to speak to our parents about spiritual parenting. She will share with us insights into how to make meaningful religious decisions for our families and how to navigate extended family around holidays or life cycle events. I know that parenting is often a challenging prospect and how(and whether) to infuse religion into parenting is something that I personally have struggled with. Beth Tikvah is bringing Rabbi Moffic to the Northwest suburbs for our families and our guests to learn and discuss options regarding this issue. We would love to see you there.