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.
Love & Religion, a four-session discussion group for interfaith couples where one partner is Jewish will be offered on Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 30 December 7 from 7 - 8:30 pm at the Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT. Developed by Dr. Marion Usher and run at the Washington, D.C. JCC since 1994, the workshop has helped more than 400 couples openly discuss issues they face as partners from two different backgrounds and to work on creating religious lives together. Locally, Love & Religion will be taught by Laura Kinyon, LCSW, who has over six years of experience working with interfaith families through The Mother’s Circle, a nationwide program developed by the Jewish Outreach Institute. Funding for Love & Religion comes from the Irving and Evelyn B. Gilman Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford. Open to the entire community.