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 transdenominational rabbi, attuned to the religious requirements of all categories of Jews. And I am a Board Certified Chaplain, a credential comparable to social work licensure that designates me a qualified interfaith pastoral counselor.
When it comes to officiating weddings, I consider myself a liturgical artist. I design original ceremonies that respond deeply to a couple’s wishes and sensibilities, and meld sensitive use of Jewish tradition with kindness, clarity and brevity. I play guitar and am often complimented on my singing voice.
I love helping people, especially in a crisis, so I have focused my career on chaplaincy. I founded a registry called LA Community Chaplaincy Services that connects families and institutions who need spiritual support with myself and other chaplains and clergy for hire, here in Los Angeles. Visit us at http://www.interfaithfamily.com/elgg/pg/groups/163078/la-community-chaplaincy-services/, or at our Web site, www.LACommunityChaplaincy.com.