For Clergy Only
This supportive and respectful peer dialogue will offer a safe, private and confidential opportunity for clergy to discuss the complex issues regarding interfaith weddings. Contemporary pastoral challenges will be presented within the context of a peer discussion of Jewish texts, ritual liturgy, halachah, and responses to change in the demographics of the Jewish community.
Together, we will wrestle with our responses to the growing number of interfaith couples seeking out Jewish clergy to sanctify their marriage and ponder how our decisions may influence Jewish continuity/Jewish commitment now and into the future.
Skills for communicating your position on interfaith weddings to premarital couples and the couples’ parents, as well as to your congregational Boards and members, will be the focus of supportive breakout groups with same movement colleagues.
This dialogue will be facilitated by Rabbi Howard Jaffe, Temple Isaiah, Lexington, Rabbinic Liaison to URJ Expanding Our Reach, President Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, with Rabbi Julie Zupan, Rabbinic Consultant to Reform Jewish Outreach Boston (RJOB) and Dr. Paula Brody, Director, URJ/RJOB Outreach Training Institute in collaboration with Greater Boston clergy.
Registration is $65pp and includes all program materials, morning and afternoon refreshments and a kosher lunch.
Contact Maria Benet at [email protected] or 617-928-0012 for additional information and Boston accommodations.
Event Location: Temple Shalom of Newton
175 Temple Street, Newton, Massachusetts, 02465
CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator. MORE