Love and Religion Online - February 2012 - Private

Admin:   Ari Moffic

About Us:

Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. This workshop offers you a safe environment to work on creating your religious lives together. You can make Jewish choices while honoring the traditions of both partners. is now pleased to offer Love and Religion- Online, a four session workshop facilitated by Rabbi Ari Poster Moffic, based on Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners, created by Marion L. Usher, Ph.D..

Love and Religion – Online meets each Wednesday for four weeks, February 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm eastern time. One of the sessions will be in person and the others will be online via multipoint video conference. The cost is $36 per couple.

You can learn more and watch a short video about the workshop at

Couples should participate if they are dating, engaged or newly married, exploring the issue of religion in their relationship, and:

- want to have a religious life and are unclear how to discuss this issue with each other - want to be with other couples who are struggling with the same issues - want answers to their questions about religious life together, including: Where can we find Jewish clergy to marry us? Can our children be Jewish if my wife does not convert? What does a conversion require? How can we respect both our religions if we decide to have Judaism as the “lead religion”? How can we approach our parents to help us with these dilemmas? Can our children go to Hebrew school if they are not converted at birth?

To register for the workshop and for more details, click here.

You can also download the flyer for the class here.

General Information

Category: Group : Other \ Educational
Religion: None
Community: Chicagoland  

Marital Status


Resources and Additional Information

We are very excited to have you all participating in our first Chicago-based, online workshop version of Love and Religion. We hope you get a lot out of the experience and we look forward to getting your feedback at the end.

Below is the information you will need to log in and join each week (Feb. 1, Feb. 8, and Feb. 15). Please note that the Feb. 22 session will be taking place in person with more information to follow.

Before the workshop starts on Wednesday, you should all receive an invitation from me to join the private group we’ve created specifically for this session on the Network. If you do not get this by Monday or have any problems logging into it, please let me know.

Once you have joined the group, please introduce yourselves on the private online discussion board on this. Also, please feel free to read through some of the recommended bookmarks that have been set up.

We will be using software called MegaMeeting to run the video conference portion of the workshop. You will need to setup the software prior to the course starting. It should take no more than 10 minutes to install and test.

To get to the setup wizard visit the setup wizard and follow the setup directions on the screen.

If you have any problems getting this to work, please let me know.


The class will open at 7:15pm CST for you to log in:
1. Making sure you are in front of the computer that you set up with the MegaMeeting software.
2. Click here to access the videoconferencing portion of the workshop. (If the link isn't working go to
3. You will be asked for you email address and then should be logged into the workshop.
4. For the audio you should call into the teleconference number 1-800-216-3026 using the pin 999889#.

When you log in you will be able to see the participant list on the left. Included on the list may be someone (either Ed Case, our CEO or Heather Martin, our COO) from They may pop in from time to time to check to make sure things are running smoothly. You won’t see or hear from them, but you may see them show up on the participant list.

If you have any problems, questions or need assistance, please feel free to email me or if for some reason you cannot reach me, contact Heather Martin or call her cell 617-921-5135.

Please also take a minute to fill out our registration questions. We need this filled out by each individual person participating in the workshop.

We are looking forward to an exciting workshop.

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