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Rabbinic Officiation at Intermarriages

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  • Beyond Interfaith Marriage

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    Reprinted rabbi’s sermon about the need for both outreach to the intermarried and in-reach to make Jews more interested and invested in their Judaism.  

    Date: 07-21-2006
  • How I Officiate at Interfaith Marriages

    By Rabbi Helen Nakdimen

    Professional view from a rabbi about her unique brand of interfaith wedding ceremonies, which include personalized mystical symbols of earth, wind, fire, and water.

    Date: 08-21-2006
  • 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
  • What's Different about Gay Wedding Ceremonies?

    By Rabbi Miriam Jerris

    Professional view from a Secular Humanist rabbi describing gay wedding ceremonies she has developed and officiated.

    Date: 01-08-2007
  • Should Efforts Be Made to Draw Interfaith Couples into the Jewish Community?

    By Edmund Case

    Reprinted professional opinions of Jack Wertheimer and Ed Case, laying down the anti- and pro-outreach to intermarried/interfaith families philosophies, respectively.

    Date: 11-21-2006
  • 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
  • Lessons on Intermarriage from Abraham

    By Rabbi Dr. Barry Leff

    Opinion piece from a Conservative rabbi who says the Conservative movement should allow non-Jewish partners to be non-voting members, should permit the children of non-Jewish mothers to enroll in the early years of religious school and should welcome a

    Date: 05-18-2006

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