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.
I am a "second career" rabbi, having worked for many years in business. I was ordained in 2011 after 4 years of intensive study. I was trained in the traditions of both Reform and Conservative Judaism. I served for 5 years as the second rabbi at a large independent synagogue in New Jersey, partly while studying for ordination, and was also its head of education. I am a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the official Reform rabbinical association. I am now based in Central Florida and am working with families on weddings and other life cycle events. I have officiated at many weddings and am flexible concerning the type of ceremony. I meet with each couple that I marry several times to get to know them and understand their needs and wishes so we can personalize their ceremony.