June 7, 2005
You fall in love. You come from different religious backgrounds. You decide to marry. Mazel tov! Now let this issue of InterfaithFamily.com’s Web Magazine , the first of a three-part series, help with what comes next: the wedding ceremony of an interfaith couple.
Marc Tyler Nobleman describes anxieties and choices as he and his German girlfriend plan their wedding. Read More
Rabbi Lev Baesh explains what comprises a Jewish wedding. Read More
Rabbi Richard Schachet recommends something new--an interfaith prenuptial agreement on how a couple will handle religious issues in their life together. Read More
Lauren Stefano reviews a book on how to devise your own unique Jewish wedding celebration. Read More
Please join our online discussion on the topic: What was the hardest part of your interfaith wedding planning?
The Jewish Holiday of Shavuot
To mark Shavuot (June 12), Andi Rosenthal’s “Star/Crossed: Jewish Stories from an Interfaith Life” column focuses on the need to make others feel more welcome in our synagogues. Read More
Iraqi noodle omelets, Ashkenazi baked rice pudding: Linda Morel offers delicious recipes for celebrating the holiday. Read More
Jennifer Siegel writes about an outreach program being eliminated in New Jersey. Read More
Sue Fishkoff writes about a new report from the Jewish Outreach Institute on how to reach the unaffiliated. Read More
Judy Jacobson covers a Connecticut congregation that accomodates intermarrying members by having other members who are judges or justices of the peace officiate at their weddings in the sanctuary. Read More
Please come back on June 21 for the second of our three-part series on interfaith weddings.
Ronnie Friedland, Editor
Connections In Your Area--Featured Organization
The JCC of Greater Washington's interfaith outreach program provides interfaith couples and families with an opportunity to explore Judaism in an inclusive environment. A founding principle of the program is to help facilitate participants' transition into aspects of Jewish life through engagement.