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.
Pre-Festival Ceremony Options (Vision Quest + Seders) | April 14–17
Panamint Valley, near Death Valley, SE California
Each year, we Jews retell our core story — our Passover journey from slavery to freedom. The mythical passage of the ancient Israelites from Egypt (literally, the “narrows”) mirrors our own passages that we mark in our lives.
This spring, step into your Exodus experience and discover transformation and liberation with the expansive desert as your guide. For the first time, Wilderness Torah offers pre-Festival options to support deep nature connection, freedom in the desert wilderness, and opportunities to honor Passover in a deeply embodied way.
Passover in the Desert Festival | April 17–24
• Welcoming, all-ages village experience in the wilderness
• Jewish learning and ritual with esteemed teachers
• Music, yoga, desert hikes, sacred fire, and ancient skills
• Organic, kosher food, prepared by Chef Baruch Schwadron
• New Teen program
Pre-Festival Overnight Vision Quest | April 15–17
Solo journeys into the desert are at the core of Judaism. Those who are called will embark on an overnight ceremony supported by the village to be alone, fast, recover your ancient wildness, and pray. Limited to 12 participants.
Pre-Festival Seders & Chag (holiday) | April 14–17
Traditional Passover holiday observance and first- and second-night seders like you’ve never experienced!
Passover in the Desert is a rugged wilderness experience. Participants should be comfortable in the outdoors and committed to a shared group experience. Prior camping experience is recommended.