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.
Join Karen Kushner, our Chief Education Officer, in a workshop conversation on Jewish Clergy Officiation at Interfaith Weddings for those who do, for those who don't, and those who are thinking about it.
For: Liberal Rabbis, both congregational and independent.
Goal: To learn, from each other, how we address this issue with couples and to share best practices in:
- Intake: What do we cover in our first contacts with the couple that determine our decision?
- Ceremonies: What is our role? Whose God is in attendance? What changes do we make in the liturgy?
- Continuing the relationship: What can we do for and with the couple and their families to encourage Jewish life?
Karen will bring models of liturgy and thought pieces by rabbis from around the country to share with you. Please bring your best ideas to share. (Lunch included!)