InterfaithFamily Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship Program

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71% of Jews who are not Orthodox marry someone who isn’t Jewish.
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The first cohort of the InterfaithFamily Rukin Rabbinic Fellows has been selected and began March 2019
Applications for the second cohort will be available starting September 2019

InterfaithFamily (IFF) is proud to announce the first-of-its-kind IFF Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship Program. The Rukin Fellows will become part of a unique community of practice which will help them to hone their skills working with interfaith couples. All Rukin Fellows will receive preferred listing in IFF’s Officiation Referral Service, mentorship from IFF experts, access to our resources and codified materials, the opportunity to facilitate workshops and programs for couples and more – including a $5,000 yearly stipend.

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Hear Rabbi Robyn Frisch, Director of the IFF Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship, explain more:

Each Rukin Fellow will receive:

  • Membership in a select cohort of rabbis for two years
  • In-person professional development and skill-building at the Fellowship retreats each March
  • Learning through participation in webinars that will take place every 4-6 weeks
  • Mentorship through virtual, monthly sessions with the Fellowship’s Director who will support them in their work with interfaith couples
  • The opportunity to facilitate workshops and programs for interfaith couples in their area using the IFF codified curriculum
  • The opportunity to connect with local interfaith couples through IFF’s Officiation Referral Service
  • Preferred listing on IFF’s Officiation Referral Service leading to opportunities to officiate many lifecycle events
  • A featured profile on the IFF website and opportunities to blog for IFF
  • a yearly stipend of $5,000 for facilitating workshops and programs for couples
  • Membership in an Alumni Network at the completion of the Fellowship

Each Rukin Fellow will commit to:

  • Attending two three-day in-person retreats
  • Participation in webinars every 4-6 weeks
  • Participation in monthly check-ins with a mentor
  • Facilitating workshops and programs for interfaith couples (seriously dating, engaged and newly married) in their area using the IFF codified curriculum
  • Connecting with local interfaith couples through IFF’s Officiation Referral Service and helping them, among other things, to find clergy to officiate their lifecycle events. By the time they have completed the Fellowship, Fellows should have connected with at least 50 local people in interfaith relationships (some, though not necessarily all, through IFF’s Officiation Referral Service), helping them, among other things, to find clergy to officiate their lifecycle events and to navigate their interfaith relationships.

WE ENCOURAGE ALL POTENTIAL APPLICANTS TO REACH OUT TO RABBI ROBYN FRISCH (robynf@interfaithfamily.com). APPLICATIONS FOR OUR SECOND COHORT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER 2019.

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