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.
Just as everyone has a name, we each have a story. Judaism is a tradition of storytelling since its inception, and includes tales of those who are Jewish, as well as those who are connected to Judaism in one way or another. Come hear the tale of a Christian man who married a Jewish woman and shared Shabbat with her very large Orthodox family in Jerusalem. Find out what it is like to be an African-American woman, raised as a Christian, who married an Orthodox man and now have two children together. How about being Christian and gay in Alabama and now an active member of a local synagogue? What if you found out that as a child of a preacher, you were drawn to Judaism and discovered you had Jewish roots all along? What is it like to be a child of interfaith parents with a mother who converted after many years of marriage? Each story is unique, special, and most intriguing. Come hear these stories, ask some questions of our panelists, and share your story as well. Dessert reception to follow. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678.812.4161.