Shavuot from InterfaithFamily
Shavuot begins this year after sunset on May 19
What is Shavuot? Let InterfaithFamily help you discover the beauty of the holiday with readings, articles, videos, and of course, recipes!
Want more information on Shavuot? Check out Jvillage Network's Shavuot Guide.
Jewish and Muslim women pledge to work together to combat hate
More than 200 women took part in the Change Makers event
The largest conference gathering of Muslims and Jews in Europe has seen women from both faiths vow to work together to combat hate.
From Togo To Tel Aviv: Israel’s Latest Christian Pop Sensation
As he walks in downtown Tel Aviv near the trendy Sarona market, Stephane Legar is stopped time after time by adoring teens asking him to pose for a selfie. A model, singer and dancer, Legar is Israel’s latest social media sensation: His first video, “The Step Fun Challenge,” released two years ago received 22 million hits and his Youtube channel has 71 thousand subscribers.
Wedding Season is Coming. Let InterfaithFamily Help You Plan
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Wedding Email Series
If you and your partner are from two different faith backgrounds and planning a Jewish or Jewish and... wedding ceremony, there’s a lot to consider. From who will officiate to which Jewish rituals you will include to how to handle family dynamics, our rabbis have heard all the questions and helped many couples design the wedding of their dreams. We’re taking all our expertise and dishing it out in eight emails designed to offer ideas and options, answer common questions and connect you to a wealth of additional resources (and other couples!) so you can plan a ceremony that’s right for you. The first email will arrive on June 4.
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THE CHALLENGE OF PLANNING AN INTERFAITH WEDDING
A ceremony that honored both Judaism and Catholicism without offending our parents proved elusive—until an uncle saved the day
When I got engaged four years ago, some of my relatives asked if my fiancé Chris was planning to convert. The answer was no: I was Jewish, he was Catholic, and none of that would change once we were married. Being an interfaith couple wasn’t something we worried about much. Our thinking, we recognize now, was matter of fact and fairly superficial. At 24 and 25 years old, we’d been together for five years already and lived together since senior year of college. Religion never posed an issue before—why should it now?
We were young. We had much to learn.