Two Traditions United for a Perfect Wedding Weekend

A few weeks ago, I posted some pictures from our honeymoon along with an account of my first Yom Kippur fasting with my new husband. But, you may ask, how was the wedding? It was the event I’ve been planning and dreaming about for the past year-and-a-half that has taken my sweat and tears (thankfully no […]

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Ritual Wedding Objects and Garments

Every religion and culture has its unique ritual objects and garments that are part of wedding ceremonies. When planning for your Jewish interfaith wedding you will want to consider which to include. You may choose to include ritual objects and garments from multiple traditions or just Jewish ones. We will explain some of the Jewish ones here. […]

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Making Time to Reflect Before the Big Day

We’re counting down the days—less than one month until the wedding! Plenty of friends and family have been asking us if we’re excited (of course) and if we’re ready (which is a tougher question). In the practical sense, yes, we are ready. The caterer has our menu, the DJ has our song list and we’re finished […]

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Family Acceptance & Testing the Breaking of the Glass

Over the July 4th weekend, Zach and I spent some time with my family in the Philadelphia area. As mentioned on my previous post, we got ambitious with some DIY projects, so we planned a few (three) weekends to go home and visit (work) with family to complete those projects. The first weekend in July […]

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This Hindu-Jewish Couple Celebrated with Two Beautiful Weddings

This Hindu-Jewish Couple Celebrated with Two Beautiful Weddings

See how one couple celebrated with a Jewish wedding and a Hindu wedding

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How Our Interfaith Ceremony Got Us Out of Writing Our Own Vows

Forty-four days, 23 hours and 53 minutes to go to the big day (but who’s counting?), so we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of how we’ve constructed our interfaith ceremony. All the way back last summer, we had a lovely meeting with our rabbi, IFF/Philadelphia‘s Rabbi Frisch, and our priest, Mother Takacs, where […]

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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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Managing Family Dynamics and Planning Your Wedding

Managing Family Dynamics and Planning Your Wedding

Here are several strategies to approach the family dynamics that are in play as you plan your wedding.

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