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.
Rabbi Gordon Gladstone, D.D. is the Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth Am, Bayonne, New Jersey. He was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Cincinnati in 1968, the Bachelor of Hebrew Letters degree from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 1972, the Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters degree in 1973, and the Doctor of Divinity degree in 1998.
Following ordination in 1973, Rabbi Gladstone served congregations in Middletown, Ohio and Fargo, North Dakota before coming to Bayonne in 1984.
Rabbi Gladstone retired from the pulpit in July of 2013.
He had been President of the Bayonne Interfaith Clergy Association, and had served on boards and committees of many Jewish and civic organizations. He was recognized for his efforts by the New Jersey General Assembly and New Jersey State Senate in 1991, and was the senior rabbi of Hudson County. He had also served as a prison chaplain in Jackson, Michigan and Lebanon, Ohio.
Rabbi Gladstone and his wife Anita have two adult sons, Joshua and Jesse.