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.
Many of the communal celebrations of this holiday are focused on families with young children. However, Chanukah has deep spiritual meaning and reflects messages of major contemporary importance for people of all ages. On December 5, 2010, Boston Jewish Spirit, a progressive Reform synagogue, will be offering a unique opportunity to experience the inspiration and broader significance of this cherished celebration for all people in our community. We will present the Cantata, “A Light through the Ages”, recounting the meaning of Chanukah throughout Jewish history, in story and song. The original text by Rabbi Howard A. Berman, weaves a chronicle of the celebration of the holiday in many times and places over the centuries. Choral selections from each historic period will be performed by professional musicians from our community. The program will conclude with a dramatic Candlelight Ceremony as we light the Menorah for the Fifth Night of Chanukah.