Meet the 11 rabbis nationwide who will begin offering programs for couples
The debate in Jewish communities about interfaith marriage is heating up. Rabbis and Jewish professionals are arguing both sides and predicting the future of Judaism based on whether or not they will officiate at interfaith marriages. I’ve seen articles that talk about “caving on intermarriage” and “coming to terms with it” and “addressing the problem.” […]
I just saw the play Marjorie Prime written by Jordan Harrison and directed by Kimberly Senior at Writer’s Theatre in Glencoe, IL. The premise of the play is that it’s the age of artificial intelligence, but 86-year-old Marjorie is worried that her memory may be fading. That is until the appearance of Walter, a mysterious […]
When I became a rabbi, my own rabbi at home told me that the most important thing I had as a rabbi was my integrity and I’d have little left to offer if I ever let that go. I think about that almost daily and certainly when tough decisions come up. Yet what I find […]
I don’t want anyone to panic, but we’re nearly at the six-month mark. Six months until….holy moly matrimony. Luckily, we’ve figured a few things out. Like that big question: who will officiate the ceremony? One of the pieces of InterfaithFamily’s work that I’m most excited about is how they work with couples to find officiants […]
In order for my marriage to Sam to be recognized in the Catholic Church, I have to request permission from the Diocese for a special dispensation in order to marry a non-Catholic who was never baptized. Anne’s Baptism This document also requires my signature under this statement: “I reaffirm my faith in Jesus Christ and […]
Hey there IFF! It’s been awhile since we last vlogged and there’s good reason for it. Yes, Arel and I are now officially husband and wife as of January 15th (woo hoo), but we had some issues to address before we could post more videos. We’re ready now and this particular video is our most […]
Advice from an expert on interfaith marriages about interfaith divorce–seek help and support in parenting together.
Pre-martial counseling can benefit everyone planning a wedding.
Professional view from a rabbi counseling communication before interfaith conflicts arise.