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What Do We Do About Jesus at a Jewish Wedding?

What do we do about Jesus at a Jewish wedding?

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Officiation: We’re Making Progress

IFF Founder, Ed Case, says interfaith officiation practices are improving after IFF’s recent survey of clergy

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InterfaithFamily Rabbi Survey Results

Thank you for your interest in our full rabbi officiation survey results. We are thrilled to provide them for you here. If you have any questions or need clarification, please feel free to contact us and we will answer your questions. If you are from the press and need interview subjects or more information, please contact us […]

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

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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Top 7 Reasons Why Co-Officiating Weddings is a Joy of My Rabbinate

There are many reasons I enjoy co-officiating weddings. Here are some of the important ones. 1.  Partnership: Working with clergy of other faiths is extremely rewarding. Through planning the wedding, I have the opportunity to build a relationship with a clergy person of another faith and this enables me to teach about Judaism and to learn […]

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Jewish + Catholic Wedding Ceremony Decoded

By Katie Ryan Steven and I were recently married in an outdoor Catholic and Jewish celebration. The ceremony itself was the biggest black box for us when planning our wedding and we hope sharing how we brought our two faiths together into an interfaith ceremony helps anyone else trying to decode this process. Steven was […]

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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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A Sample Interfaith Wedding Ceremony

A Sample Interfaith Wedding Ceremony

Professional view?article containing?a sample script of a Jewish-Christian co-officiated ceremony, with an emphasis on the Jewish parts but with elements of both.

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Officiating at Interfaith Weddings Can Unlock the Door to Jewish Involvement

Professional view from a Reconstructionist rabbi on why he officiates at interfaith weddings, largely because he feels it welcomes couples into the Jewish community.

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Mourning the loss of a Jewish loved one

A guide on mourning the loss of a Jewish loved one.

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