wedding

How to Make Joint Decisions as Newlyweds

Zach and I have been married for a few months now, and one of the things that has surprised me most? We don’t have a dog yet! Our friends know we’ve been talking about fostering dogs for a while, but with the wedding we never had the time.

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Fielding Questions about the Wedding & Our Life Together

The decision to get married inevitably invites inquiry. How did you meet? What is the proposal story? Can I see the ring? Have you set a date? The decision to proceed with an interfaith marriage invites it even more so. For example, in response to an earlier blog where I shared news of our recent […]

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So You Want to Plan an Interfaith Wedding

By Courtney Dunne An “interfaith wedding.” What does that mean? I, after all should know what that means. My partner of 10 years and soon-to-be spouse is the CEO of InterfaithFamily. But understanding what it means to be in an interfaith relationship and putting it on display for all of your family and friends to […]

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A Rabbi, a Puppy, a Catholic and a Jew Walk into a Bar

A rabbi, a puppy, a Catholic and a Jew walk into a bar… Sounds like the setup for a bad joke, right? Much the opposite. It was a brainstorming session for incorporating religious traditions and the things we love into our wedding ceremony. Jose and I joined a reform synagogue last year—Rodeph Shalom on Broad […]

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Anything Can Happen When You Win a Free Wedding!

“I am excited to let you know that you and Jose have been selected as the winners for the wedding at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel!” Wait, what? Let me read that again. We won a wedding?  Jose and I let out squeals of joy, called our families and started to hold on tight for what would inevitably […]

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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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Blessing Over the Wine

The Jewish blessing over the wine, plus additional liturgy and sample program definitions for an interfaith wedding.

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breaking the wedding glass

Jewish Clergy Request Form

Find a rabbi or cantor for your interfaith wedding in New York, California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, all states.

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Sample Poems, Prayers and Readings

Poems, prayers and readings for interfaith and Jewish weddings.

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The Ring Ceremony

Explanation of the ring ceremony at traditional Jewish and modern interfaith weddings.

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