Additional program definitions for an interfaith Jewish wedding.
By Paul Golin
Personal narrative from a Jewish man about his attempts to include his wife’s Japanese culture in their interfaith wedding, held at a synagogue.
By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff
Personal Narrative about a mother’s efforts to connect with her daughter’s Iranian in-laws before the wedding to prevent an awkward ceremony, and to establish an ongoing relationship.
By Melanie Herscovitch
Why is it that Christians and Jews have very different ideas when it comes to such things as place settings, present-giving, food-choices, and most relevant to my present situation, wedding planning?
By Rabbi David Regenspan
Professional view from a "freelance" Reform rabbi about why he will officiate at some interfaith weddings. He will happily officiate if the non-Jewish partner is a "fellow traveler" who is committed to upholding the religious tra
By Ed Ohalva
Personal Narrative about a couple who worried that the geographic and education-level differences between their parents might make for awkwardness when they first met, but who ended up pleased with how accepting and mature they all were.
A mixed Jewish-Christian wedding offers many opportunities for the couple to honor both of their traditions.
By Pearl Choset Salkin
Opinion/Editorial by a Jewish woman who was invited to 5 family weddings, 4 of which were to non-Jews. She wonders what will happen with her own children and how she will respond if they marry non-Jews.
By Howard Lovy
Personal narrative in which agnostic and Jew negotiate their wedding vows--she wants no mention of God and he wants a Jewish wedding. They ultimately decide to write their own.
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.