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.
“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.