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Officiation

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    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: 05-24-2012

    Intermarriage Officiation: Why I Have Now Decided to Officiate at Intermarriages

    By Rabbi Andrea London

    By changing my stance on intermarriage officiation, I seek to balance two competing, but important values: the desire to retain and respect the unique sacred character of the Jewish wedding and the opportunity to welcome mixed couples into the Jewish community and help them create Jewish homes.

    Date: 05-24-2012

    Explaining Religious Boundaries to Interfaith Couples (and Their Parents)

    By Karen Kushner

    Respectful language suggestions for saying "no" to such things as wedding officiation, co-officiation, or officiation on Shabbat.

    Date: 05-18-2012

    Open Hearts and an Open Door: A Different Jewish Response to the Challenge of Interfaith Marriage

    By Rabbi Howard A. Berman

    Sermon given at Boston Jewish Spirit on Yom Kippur morning, 5772.

    Date: 12-22-2011

    If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything

    By Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov

    One rabbi's philosophy for deciding about officiation and co-officiation was put to the test.

    Date: 07-01-2011

    Letter to the Congregation

    By Rabbi Richard A. Block

    Rabbi Richard A. Block is Senior Rabbi of The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Cleveland, Ohio. He was ordained and awarded a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1982.

    Date: 06-23-2010

    Interfaith Outreach: A Rabbi's Personal Account

    By Rabbi Sarah Wolf

    Rabbi Sarah Wolf was ordained at Hebrew Union College in 2008 and since then has served as a rabbi at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, Calif., where she staffs the Interfaith Outreach Committee.

    Date: 06-23-2010

    The Importance of Keruv

    By Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

    Gil Steinlauf is senior Rabbi of Adas Israel Congregation. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University (1991) and received Rabbinic ordination as well as an M.A. from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York in 1998.

    Date: 06-23-2010

    A Change in Policy

    By Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg

    Rachel Goldenberg is the Rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Chester, Conn. She was ordained in May 2003 at Hebrew Union College. She is an alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship Program, serves on the board of Rabbis for Human Rights - North America, and is a participant in the 6th Rabbinic cohort of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

    Date: 06-22-2010

    Changes on Intermarriage Policy

    By Rabbi Yair Robinson

    Rabbi Yair Robinson is a graduate of Oberlin College and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Emeth in Wilmington, Delaware.

    Date: 06-22-2010

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