Finding Co-Officiants: A Multi-Step Process

Our first hurdle in planning an interfaith wedding (other than the insanity of touring and booking a venue) was finding an officiant and creating a ceremony that reflected both of us

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Tips from a Newlywed: Planning Your Two-Faith Wedding

A Christian bride offers tips for couples planning Jewish interfaith weddings

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Designing our Interfaith Ketubah

Stephanie shares the behind-the-scenes of creating a ketubah that’s both beautiful and reflects their relationship

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Surprise! It's a Rabbi!

In the days after our engagement, we began to imagine our wedding. I had thought about a possible future wedding many times in the past, but the realness of that imagined wedding became heightened by our official engagement. Distant ideas like, “getting married outside might be nice,” were suddenly translated into Google searches for “outdoor […]

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A Jewish Wedding for a Catholic Girl

A Jewish Wedding for a Catholic Girl

I was raised Catholic. I have received sacraments in the Catholic Church including Baptism, Penance, Holy Communion and Confirmation. While spirituality has always been an important part of my life, it has been a part of me that I have kept more reserved. As I grew through adolescence and into adulthood, the thought of marrying […]

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A Rabbi, a Puppy, a Catholic and a Jew Walk into a Bar

A rabbi, a puppy, a Catholic and a Jew walk into a bar… Sounds like the setup for a bad joke, right? Much the opposite. It was a brainstorming session for incorporating religious traditions and the things we love into our wedding ceremony. Jose and I joined a reform synagogue last year—Rodeph Shalom on Broad […]

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The Father & The Rabbi Weigh In

The following is a guest blog post by the groom’s father, Phil Goodman followed by some additional thoughts from officiant Rabbi Robyn Frisch who is the director of InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia Like many of you I have enjoyed Anne and Sam’s wedding blog, but I have a major bias, I am Sam’s father. By way of introduction, […]

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Finding a Rabbi for Two

A question that all soon-to-be married couples must ask, who is going to officiate our wedding? The most popular answer among weddings I have attended all seem to be: close friends who are ordained by the state. When dealing with an interfaith couple, the answers get a little more complicated. Do we ask our rabbi? […]

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