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.
Joyous Celebration, Feast and Discussion of the Great Jewish Liberation Struggle Against Empire: PASSOVER.
You don't have to be Jewish to participate in our celebration--the slaves who rebelled against Pharoah in Egypt some 3,200 years ago started a revolutionary tradition which has reverberated around the world, encouraging people to reject ideas that told them that "nothing fundamental can be changed" and instead recognizing that the world could be fundamentally healed and transformed. The Passover Seder is one ritualized way in which that message gets passed from generation to generation. Join with us this year!
The Seder is co-sponsored by Beyt Tikkun Synagogue-Without-Walls and the BFUU Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists. The Seder will be led by Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine, chair of the interfaith (and secular humanist-welcoming) Network of Spiritual Progressives, and Rabbi of Beyt Tikkun Synagogue-Without-Walls in Berkeley. Music will be supplied by Jeff Labes, AND you are also invited to bring your own musical instruments, and poetry and songs of liberation!!!
We will follow the guidelines of the traditional Seder Haggadah, with much innovation, discussion, guided visualization, music and a vegetarian pot-luck feast (in accord with Passover restrictions--see below). People from every faith and none are welcome to join the Beyt Tikkun community for this night.
YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE by April 9th.
There are 2 elements to being registered.
A. Send us the registration fee.
MEMBERS of Beyt Tikkun or the Unitarian Fellowship: $20.
MUST BE PAID BY APRIL 9
Mail check or credit card info plus your address, phone and and EMAIL address (required), and mail to: Beyt Tikkun 951 Cragmont Ave, Berkeley, Ca. 94708 Must be received by April 9!
B. Please bring a main course veggie dish made in accord with Jewish Passover law (we'll give you detailed instructions once we've received your registration--but it need not be very difficult, it could be as simple as making a large green or fruit salad, though our community is famous for having delicious pot-lucks in which people put some real energy into making wonderful veggie dishes--though wait for the instructions which we'll send you after your register-- because there are some ingredients that are not permissible, and you can't go to delis like Sauls that sell "kosher-style" or "for Passover" dishes--these are not kosher for Passover. But no worries--we'll send you the infor as soon as you register.
The Seder will begin at 6:15 p.m. at the BFUU on the southwest corners of Cedar and Bonita in Berkeley and will finish at 11 p.m. We need help from people who might come early to help set up and people to stay later to clean up.
Chag Pesach Sameyach. Happy Passover Holiday!