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Jewish Clergy Referral Service FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions  You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Learn more about InterfaithFamily’s Jewish Clergy Referral Service here.  How does it work?  Here’s a quick look at how the Jewish Clergy Referral Service works:  The first step is to fill out our Jewish clergy request form. It helps if you fill it out completely […]

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Finding Your Officiant

One of the first decisions a couple has to make in planning for their wedding ceremony is who will officiate.  When planning a Jewish wedding incorporating multiple faith backgrounds, you have a number of options as to who can be your officiant. You may choose to have solely Jewish clergy (a rabbi or cantor—for the […]

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The Bathroom Is My New Synagogue

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the bathroom lately. Let me explain: We’re potty training our twins. This past weekend I was in the bathroom every 20 minutes begging, pleading, praying for my kiddos to use the potty. We didn’t always leave that room excited and hopeful, but when we did it was […]

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How to Find a Wedding Officiant Who’s the Right Fit for You

Finding a wedding officiant that is a right fit is an important part of planning that special day. The following are brief descriptions of wedding ceremonies of interfaith couples I know (all names have been changed) who were married in recent months: Matthew and Stacie were married by a rabbi* in a ceremony that was very […]

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Cinnamon Toast and Mazel Toast!

Sam and I were sitting at breakfast this morning reflecting on our wedding, which was a week ago yesterday. We were exchanging our favorite moments and stating what we enjoyed about that special day. Everything about the day was beautiful. Although the weather on the days before and after was cold and rain-drenched, the day […]

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Honoring my Promise to my Grandfather

About a month ago, I visited my 96-year-old grandfather at his skilled nursing facility in New Jersey while in the area for a family event. It was Shabbat morning, my favorite time to go see him. My grandfather and I have always been very close. As the oldest grandchild and the only girl, we share […]

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A Shabbat Gift

I arrived at the Dallas Arboretum at 8:30 am on an early fall Saturday. The lush gardens were quiet in the pre-opening hours. I breathed in the crisped air on the walk to the building where I would be spending the next eight hours. As I approached the location of my congregation’s Women’s Retreat, the […]

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Singing Oseh Shalom

Two tunes for the song, and blessing, Oseh Shalom, including translation and transliteration in English from the Hebrew.

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A Bar and Bat Mitzvah Alternative

A look at the bar/bat mitzvah ritual, with a contemporary spin.

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Finding a Rabbi or Cantor to Officiate at an Interfaith Wedding

How to find a rabbi or cantor to officiate at an interfaith wedding. Hint: it’s not as easy as you think.

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