Article Archive

Officiation

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  • A Place for Us

    By Karen Engels

    Personal narrative about an interfaith couple and how they worked out a way of being together and creating a marriage ceremony that was Jewish yet acknowledged and included the non-Jewish family and friends.

    Date: 06-22-2006
  • Thoughts on Officiating at Interfaith Marriages

    By Rabbi Laurence A. Kotok

    Professional view from a rabbi who does not officiate at interfaith weddings, explaining that a rabbi’s role is to marry two Jews, and that the family’s Jewish commitment is more important than their officiant, anyhow.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Why I Believe That Officiating at Interfaith Marriages Will Not Lead to the Continuity of the Jewish People

    By George Markley

    Reprinted opinion piece and personal narrative speech about why rabbis’ refusal to officiate at interfaith weddings is an important symbolic act that will protect the Jewish future. 

    Date: 07-31-2006
  • Finding the Balance

    By Erin Bernau

    Personal narrative of Interfaith couple’s process of planning a wedding and ultimate choice of a Unitarian minister who will include both Christian and Jewish elements.

    Date: 06-22-2006
  • Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?

    By Rabbi Bruce Kadden

    Professional view by a rabbi and advice for couples in handling their parents’ desire to control the wedding planning.

    Date: 07-31-2006
  • Why I Am a Unitarian

    By Sara Holtz

    Personal narrative from a Jewish-Protestant intermarried couple who wanted to raise their children with some religion, and found the only reasonable compromise in the Unitarian church, because of what the Jewish partner sees as the "rigidity&quo

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Under the Rainbow: God Meets Intermarriage

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    Professional view by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, who explains his approach to interfaith marriage--create "an entirely new wedding ceremony for marriages between a Jew and a member of another spiritual community"--and describes and explains the ce

    Date: 08-14-2007
  • Finding a Rabbi or Cantor to Officiate at an Interfaith Wedding

    By InterfaithFamily

    How to find a rabbi or cantor to officiate at an interfaith wedding. Hint: it's not as easy as you think.

    Date: 08-22-2007
  • Co-Officiating at Interfaith Weddings

    By Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn

    Professional view about how and why a rabbi co-officiates at interfaith weddings, what he does not want to emphasize in these weddings, and what he does want to accomplish.

    Date: 08-21-2006
  • Interfaith Couples Assess "Comfort Level" in Community

    By Mardee Gruen

    A news article where couples in interfaith marriages discussing getting a rabbi to officiate their wedding ceremony and placing their kids in religious school.

    Date: 06-12-2007

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