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.
“Elegant! But fun!” That is the way so many couples have described their ceremonies. “Modern, but somehow we managed to incorporate some Jewish traditions that were important to me and my fiancée!” “Your voice added such beauty and spirituality.”
I can honestly say that there are no two ceremonies that I have performed that were alike! Our first meeting is about exploration…… I offer each couple different scenarios of Jewish traditions to choose from, thinking about which ones they wish to incorporate into their wedding. We discuss them and then I listen and listen some more so that I can sculpt a ceremony that will meet your needs.
Some couples want very little Jewish tradition, perhaps one or two ritual objects or gestures. Many couples want a ritually authentic Jewish wedding with a modern spin; they might want beautiful Hebrew chanting but with embracing, modern English that makes all feel comfortable and included. Many pick and choose. When our decisions are made, and the process complete - we have succeeded in tailoring the specific wedding of your dreams!
“I want to have a ceremony where all my family and guests feel included and welcomed.” That is my most important goal too! I look forward to hearing from you as we, together, work towards creating our own masterpiece.