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.
What does the Bible think of Exogamous Marriage (marriage outside of the group)? In this class we will look at different passages from the Bible regarding exogamy and see that there are conflicting views. We will also explore in depth, through the Biblical text and later rabbinic commentary, several exogamous Biblical marriages including those of Judah and Tamar; Ruth and Naomi's son Machlon; and Moses and Zipporah. Finally, we will explore our own views of intermarriage and how they relate to what we learn from the Bible.
The workshop meets four consecutive days, Monday - Thursday, 1:30 - 3:00.
With Rabbi Robyn Frisch, Director, and Wendy Armon, Director of Community Relations