Parents, Children and Interfaith Relationships: Listening so they will talk. Talking so they will listen. 4 week class being taught at Gratz College in Elkins Park, PA by IFF/Philadelphia Director Rabbi Robyn Frisch. The class begins Oct. 28 & is being offered both Tuesday afternoons & Tuesday evenings.
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.
In addition to welcoming and guiding those who wish to participate in Jewish meditation sessions, Torah study and Jewish worship services – for both individuals and groups – I follow the precepts of Jewish Universalism to prepare participants and their families for – and to personally officiate at – the following joyous life-cycle events and Jewish rituals, according to the wishes of the participants and the prevailing laws of the secular state:
- Interfaith wedding (marriage) ceremonies
- Same-sex wedding (commitment) ceremonies
- Brit Milah (aka Bris) for a baby boy (Mohel services contracted independently)
- Baby girl naming (Simcha Bat)
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Of course, in the full cycle of life, there also are somber circumstances wherein I offer compassionate spiritual accompaniment and respectful rabbinic guidance:
- Hospital and long-term care facility visitations
- Hospice companionship
- Funerals and memorial unveilings