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    Rabbi's Message: Change in Interfaith Wedding Policy

    By Rabbi Amy J. Sapowith

    Rabbi Amy J. Sapowith is Associate Rabbi of Temple Sinai, Rochester, NY. Rabbi Sapowith was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles in 2003.

    Date: 06-22-2010

    A Letter to My Congregants

    By Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel

    Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel of Temple Micah in Washington, D.C., shared his letter to his congregation explaining his change in position on officiating at interfaith marriages.

    Date: 10-18-2009

    A Letter to Temple Sinai Congregants

    By Rabbi Bradley G. Levenberg

    Rabbi Ronald Segal and Rabbi Bradley Levenberg serve Temple Sinai in Atlanta. They both officiate at interfaith weddings under certain conditions.

    Date: 10-18-2009

    Non-Denominational Jewish-Based Ceremony

    By Rabbi Howard A. Berman

    Rabbi Howard Berman, executive director of the Society for Classical Reform Judaism, provides the fascinating historical perspective of his 35 year career working with interfaith couples. He officiates at interfaith weddings.

    Date: 10-18-2009

    Why I Officiate and Co-Officiate at Interfaith Weddings

    By Rabbi Steven J. Lebow

    Rabbi Steven Lebow is the rabbi of Kol Emeth in Marietta, Ga., where he has served since 1986. He officiates at interfaith weddings.

    Date: 10-17-2009

    Making A Right Turn On Intermarriage

    By Rabbi David Lerner

    Rabbi David Lerner is the spiritual leader of Temple Emunah in Lexington, Mass. A Conservative rabbi, he does not officiate at interfaith weddings. Rabbi Lerner explains how his congregation has developed ways to include non-Jewish parents while remaining faithful to halacha, and asks whether Conservative rabbis can create some ceremony to recognize intermarried couples who commit to raising their children as Jews.

    Date: 10-16-2009

    Intermarriage Nemesis

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    Rabbi Hyim Shafner is the rabbi of Bais Abraham Congregation in St. Louis. He is a graduate of Yeshiva University and studied at the Yeshivas Chofetz Chayim. He is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America. An Orthodox rabbi, he does not officiate at interfaith weddings.

    Date: 10-16-2009

    Out of Orthodoxy: Why This Former Orthodox Rabbi Will Officiate at Interfaith Marriages

    By Rabbi David S. Gruber

    Rabbi David S. Gruber was ordained as an Orthodox rabbi but is now a secular humanist. He officiates at interfaith weddings without conditions.

    Date: 10-08-2009

    Why Couples Don't Want Congregational Rabbis--and What You Can Do About It

    By Rabbi Lev Baesh

    Rabbi Lev Baesh is director of the Resource Center for Jewish Clergy at He was ordained by HUC-JIR in 1994. He officiates at interfaith weddings.

    Date: 05-20-2009

    Why I've Changed My Mind

    By Rabbi Elias Lieberman

    Rabbi Elias Lieberman is the rabbi of Falmouth Jewish Congregation (Reform) in Falmouth, Mass. He was ordained by HUC-JIR in 1984. After many years of struggling with the issue, Rabbi Lieberman now officiates at interfaith weddings.

    Date: 12-10-2008

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