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.
The Jewish Men's Retreat (JMR) celebrates its 18th year of bringing together a diverse, intergenerational group of men during the peak of foliage season in New England. The JMR gives us the opportunity to set aside the demands of our day-to-day lives and step into a unique community of men that honors caring, listening and celebration.
This year's event, scheduled for the weekend when we read the wondrous tale of Noah, will consider what it means to be a righteous man in our generation. Just as Noah courageously stood apart from others of his time, so we, as men, face a similar challenge as we identify how to do the righteous thing in our day. We will consider how we can stay connected with our core values as Jewish men in this tumultuous world. We?l explore how we can act on these values to maintain our personal integrity, further our relationships with our significant others, and heal the world that we will pass on to our next generation.
These themes will be woven through an energetic weekend of spirited conversation, large and small group discussions, joyous worship services, text study and laughter.
Over the years, many men have used the JMR to enrich their relationships with their fathers, sons, friends and congregants by inviting them to attend the retreat. We encourage you to spread the word about the JMR. Give yourself and others the gift of experiencing this truly unique weekend.
We welcome all men - whether gay or straight, younger or older, in relationship or not, and all expressions of Jewish observance - to become part of our 18th annual JMR. We offer you a weekend filled with meaningful conversation, fun, deep connections and lasting friendships. Scholarship assistance is available.