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Pre-Marital Counseling with Interfaith Couples - For Clergy Only
Sponsor Outreach Training Institute
Type of Event Support/Counseling
Discussion and Support
Description Most couples will seek out a clergy connection before their marriage. For interfaith couples, the interaction with clergy before marriage is often pivotal, influencing their future connection to Judaism and the Jewish community. How can clergy turn these pre-marital counseling meetings with couples into opportunities to nurture their Jewish choices and create a Jewish home for their family? This intensive two-day practicum will provide clergy with the tools to maximize making a meaningful connection with every couple they counsel before marriage, whether in-marrying or inter-marrying. Participants will learn how to strengthen each couple’s communication around faith issues, such as untangling the complicated threads that connect them to their family and their religious heritage. With a special emphasis on the complex needs presented by interfaith couples, the workshop will provide clergy with useful exercises designed to explore the meaning of religion in the lives of both partners and help them choose a religious identity for their future children. The training will introduce the new CCAR publication, Strengthening Communication and Supporting Jewish Choices: Pre-Marital Counseling with Interfaith Couples, written by Dr. Paula Brody, Director, Outreach Training Institute, who will facilitate this practicum. Offered in collaboration with the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)
Date/Dates June 19 2012 - June 20 2012
Times 9:30 AM - 4:30 pm
Cost $180 per person
Street Address Temple Shalom of Newton
175 Temple Street Google Map
Location Newton, MA 02466 United States
Contact Information
Contact Name Maria Benet
Phone Number 617-928-0012
Additional Information
People who are interested in Interfaith Weddings, Marriage and Relationships, Synagogues and the Jewish Community, Spirituality