Article Archive

Officiation

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  • Performing Interfaith Weddings: An Opportunity

    By Rabbi Bruce Kadden

    Professional view by a rabbi who performs interfaith weddings because he sees it as an opportunity to bring the couple into the Jewish community.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • Interfaith Marriage: Why I Officiate

    By Rabbi Michael Weisser

    Professional view from a rabbi explaining why he officiates:  because Torah tells us to welcome strangers, and because by accepting those interested in Judaism at the time of their weddings, the Jewish community is more likely to re

    Date: 08-25-2006
  • Why I Changed My Mind

    By Rabbi Arthur P. Nemitoff

    Professional view article explaining why a rabbi will now officiate at interfaith weddings and the conditions under which he will do so.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • Blessing Mixed-Faith Couples in the United Kingdom

    By Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

    Professional view by a rabbi and Liberal Judaism outreach worker in the UK who explains his movement’s stance on interfaith marriage:  it is the only branch in the UK that sanctions interfaith marriages and accepts interfaith fam

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • The Shrinking Crucifix

    By Elaine K. Markowitz

    Personal Narrative in which a Jewish mother whose son is being married to a Catholic woman in a church by a cantor and priest is first horrified by the huge cross in the church, yet when she returns on the wedding day, the cros

    Date: 07-05-2006
  • The Human Face of Intermarriage: A Rabbi's Pastoral Reflections

    By Rabbi Nadia Siritsky

    A Reform Rabbi has hope for the future of Judaism thanks to interfaith couples' commitment to try to incorporate Judaism in their wedding ceremony

    Date: 05-11-2009
  • I Do! A Jewish Premarital Counseling Program

    By S. Courtney Nathan

    Professional view article from a†program developer†about I Do, a Jewish Family Services†premarital class devised to help interfaith couples†prepare their†relationship†and themselves spiritually, emotionally, and logistical

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • Rabbis Who Serve Interfaith Nuptials Tend to Go It Alone

    By Lisa Keys

    Reprinted personal narrative about co-officiation, why rabbis will and why some won’t do it, why some will officiate at interfaith weddings, just not with priest.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • For Officiating at Intermarriages: The Voice of Zipporah

    By Rabbi Stephen Kahn

    Reprinted sermon from a rabbi telling his congregation that he has decided to officiate at interfaith weddings, and describing the circumstances under which he will officiate.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • Interfaith Wedding Is Temple's First: Congregation Beth Israel Responds to Growing Incidence of Jews Marrying Non-Jews

    By Frances Grandy Taylor

    Reprinted news article about a change in one synagogue’s policy  that will now allow interfaith couples, under certain conditions, to be married in the synagogue, just not by the rabbi.

    Date: 11-14-2006

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