Full of helpful advice for families starting to think about their child's bat or bar mitzvah, Bar & Bat Mitzvah For The Interfaith Family will be a helpful primer to all families (not just interfaith!).
This booklet explains the history of Hanukkah, the symbolism and significance of lighting candles for eight nights, the blessings that accompany the lighting of the candles, the holiday's foods, the game of dreidels, and more!
Connecting Interfaith Families to Jewish Life in Greater Cleveland by providing programs and opportunities for interfaith families to experience Judaism in a variety of venues, meet other interfaith families, and to connect to other Jewish organizations that may serve their needs.
This is an interactive, fun, and low-key workshop for couples who are dating, engaged or recently married. The sessions will give you a chance to ask questions about faith, to think about where you are as an adult with your own spirituality and to talk through what's important to you and your partner.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
A couple who used InterfaithFamily.com's Clergy Officiation Referral Service graciously shared video of their interfaith, intercultural wedding ceremony, held in a chapel at the United Nations. We helped them find their officiating rabbi, Burt Siegel. The co-officiant was Elizabeth Thorson, the groom's aunt, who is Canon of the Cathedral of Oslo in Norway. Though the couple participated in writing the wedding ceremony, they give all credit to the two officiants who worked with them to create a ceremony that reflected their personalities and values. To see all eight of the wedding videos in order, watch our playlist on Youtube.
Hebrew for "my master," the term refers to a spiritual leader and teacher of Torah. Often, but not always, a rabbi is the leader of a synagogue congregation.
Rabbi Burt Siegel is the founder and spiritual leader of The Shul of New York. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Rabbi Burt received his Rabbinic Ordination and the award for the highest academic standing, as well as a Masters Degree in Judaic Studies, at the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. He is also trained as a psychotherapist and a teacher of Kundalini yoga.
Elizabeth Thorsen is the vicar of the Cathedral of Oslo, Norway.