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.
Alicia Jo Rabins—Torah scholar, fem-folkie, punk maven—writes songs inspired by biblical heroines. Rabins, along with her group, Girls in Trouble, presents an intimate concert featuring the new album Half You Half Me, and debuts a world-premiere song about Hagar. Presented in conjunction with the installation of sculptor Jacques Lipchitz’s last monumental bronze, Hagar in the Desert, this original composition commissioned for the Museum is part of Rabins’ ongoing song cycle connecting stories of the Old Testament to women’s lives today.
Brooklyn-based musician and Torah scholar Alicia Jo Rabins is the frontwoman of Girls in Trouble, a group that has been part of New York’s underground Jewish art scene since their debut album was released on indie-Jewish music label Jdub Records, in 2009. The band began as Alicia's unusual Masters Thesis in Jewish Women's Studies at JTS, and grew into an internationally touring, critically acclaimed rock band who continue to interpret the stories of Torah women, bringing their often-overlooked stories to life in venues ranging from rock clubs in Brooklyn, NY to the Great Synagogue in Stockholm.
November 17 2011
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$20 general (includes the price of Museum admission)