Elle and James

Our Big Day Was Perfectly Us

Our wedding day was so US, just as it should be

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Outdoor chuppah

The Hardest Part: Choosing Our Officiant

Elle and James pick a date, but finding an officiant proves more difficult

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Helen at a pond

This Yom Kippur, I’m Hanging on to My Sins

This Yom Kippur, I’m hanging on to my sins as a parent

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newly married couple

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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Anna and her daughter

I Was the Loca Lady at My Baby’s Naming

I never thought I would be the crazy lady in synagogue. But here we are

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Rabbi Jillian at age 6

It’s Not My Face that Makes Me Jewish

Rabbi Jillian weighs in on not “looking Jewish”

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Rabbi Marc Rubenstein officiates a wedding

Rabbi Marc’s Top 5 Tips for Engaged Interfaith Couples

Top 5 tips for engaged couples. This rabbi’s seen it all

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Finding Your Officiant

One of the first decisions a couple has to make in planning for their wedding ceremony is who will officiate.  When planning a Jewish wedding incorporating multiple faith backgrounds, you have a number of options as to who can be your officiant. You may choose to have solely Jewish clergy (a rabbi or cantor—for the […]

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The Unraveling of Tradition

This year’s Rosh Hashanah became the beginning of a challenging New Year. Approaching the middle of my third trimester with a two-year-old at home I refused to cook. I spent the Wednesday afternoon before the festivities with my feet up while blowing bubbles for my daughter. There was only one small tantrum that occurred in […]

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