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.
When the Jewish people needed an infusion of new life, a great maggid, the Baal Shem Tov, blazed a path to spiritual renewal and inspired others to become maggidim and continue his holy work. Today, when many Jews hunger for spirituality, the role of the maggid (Jewish inspirational speaker and storyteller) is being revived. Learn from a master maggid how to open yourself to divine inspiration, pour out your joy and inspire others. Develop skills in storytelling and presenting and learn how to mine the wisdom hidden in traditional texts. The holy trail-blazers of this generation—Rabbis Shlomo Carlebach and Zalman Schachter-Shalomi—are our models. We will practice with a study partner and present our stories and teachings to the trees in the forest, our friends in class and the whole retreat group. This is your chance to begin to fulfill your soul’s dream, to share your inspiration with others and to spread God’s light.