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Rabbinic Officiation at Intermarriages

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  • Officiating at Interfaith Weddings Can Unlock the Door to Jewish Involvement

    By Rabbi Brian Field

    Professional view from a Reconstructionist rabbi on why he officiates at interfaith weddings, largely because he feels it welcomes couples into the Jewish community.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • A Wedding Without Klezmer

    By Pearl Manne

    When her youngest brother got a girl in trouble in the early 1950s, it was very hard on their immigrant Jewish family.

    Date: 12-03-2008
  • A Letter to My Congregants

    By Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel

    A congregational rabbi shared his letter to his congregation explaining his change in position on officiating at interfaith marriages.

    Date: 08-06-2009
  • Synagogue Stresses Me Out

    By Rachel Baruch Yackley

    It was the congregation where she grew up, but for many reasons it stopped being a place she felt comfortable.

    Date: 02-05-2010
  • Breaking of the Glass Explained

    By Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn

    Wedding video of a rabbi offering a clever and welcoming explanation of a Jewish custom to an interfaith couple and their families and friends.

    Date: 06-24-2009
  • A House of Prayer for ALL People

    By Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn

    Being deeply committed to officiating at interfaith ceremonies, and standing in solidarity with a couple throughout the process of their wedding, as well as the ongoing journey that follows, opens the door for a life long relationship.

    Date: 05-01-2009
  • We've Come a Long Way When It Comes to Outreach

    By Rabbi Mayer W. Selekman

    What has become perfectly clear is that more and more congregations are finding ways to embrace and engage their entire congregational family, including the intermarried among them.

    Date: 11-23-2009
  • Who Gets To Be Called a "Rabbi"

    By InterfaithFamily

    Judaism has multiple movements and independent groups, and there are recognition issues between and among them. Judaism also has more than one path to becoming a rabbi.

    Date: 04-26-2011
  • Shabbat Weddings Revisited: The Pro Side for a Change

    By Rabbi Dr. Reeve Robert Brenner

    Arguments for Reform rabbis to officiate at weddings on Shabbat. Reprinted from the CCAR.

    Date: 05-20-2012
  • Intermarriage and the Survival of Judaism and the Jewish People

    By Rabbi John L. Rosove

    A sermon delivered on Rosh Hashanah at synagogue by a rabbi whose views on intermarriage have changed.

    Date: 09-28-2012

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