Jewish Clergy Referral Service

What is the Jewish Clergy Referral Service? We can connect you to interfaith-friendly rabbis or cantors for your upcoming wedding, baby naming or other lifecycle event. Our service is free and easy to use! We are the premiere clergy referral service serving interfaith couples and families. Over 20,000 matches made. That’s a lot! How does […]

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IFF Rukin Rabbinic Fellows

InterfaithFamily’s Rukin Rabbinic Fellows

Meet the 11 rabbis nationwide who will begin offering programs for couples

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Couples are marrying with or without us. Let’s help.

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.” […]

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Will We Automate Religion in 2016?

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 […]

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Start with Words of Yes

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 […]

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Next Question: How to Find an Officiant?

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 […]

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Meetings with the Monsignor

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 […]

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Video 12: working on the marriage not just the wedding

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 […]

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Ending An Interfaith Relationship

Advice from an expert on interfaith marriages about interfaith divorce–seek help and support in parenting together.

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Pre-marital Counseling

Pre-martial counseling can benefit everyone planning a wedding.

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