When we speak about "interfaith" at The Temple, we think of three main categories. The first are those in interfaith or multi-faith relationships, whether dating, married or partnered, with or without children. The second are those who are figuring out how to be supportive parents or grandparents to their children are dating, married, or partnered in interfaith relationships. The third are those who converted to Judaism and whose extended family, likely identifying outside of the Jewish faith, will be a part of their Jewish life and life cycle moments.
We are proud of the diversity of our Temple, due in large part to the variety of couples and families who decide to make their spiritual home here. A good portion of our families identify as interfaith or multi-faith, but the moniker is not what is important to us. In everything we do, we seek to create a warm and welcoming environment in which couples and families can experience Judaism, regardless of “family make up.”
Our Interfaith Committee seeks to create opportunities for connection and education and, along with our Engagement Team and our clergy, want to help you find others who are making similar journeys. If you have questions about interfaith at The Temple or our conversion program, please contact Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus or our Interfaith Committee co-chairs, Martin Maslia and Amy Lettes to start the conversation.
Please join us for our upcoming programs sponsored by our Interfaith Committee.
How-To Shabbat Dinner for Interfaith Couples and Families
Friday, January 27 after services
Welcome Shabbat, meet other interfaith couples and families, and learn about some of the Shabbat dinner rituals (including how to make them your own) over a delicious Shabbat dinner catered by The General Muir. The dinner will follow our congregational Shabbat service at 6:00 PM using the Union Prayer Book. The dinner is $18 per Temple member and $20 per guest, and babysitting is available upon request. Please RSVP by January 23 by clicking here or emailing Nalo Finley.
Beineinu: The Two of Us
A Retreat for Young Married Couples
Friday, March 31 to Saturday, April 1, 2017
Lanier Islands Resort
This retreat is for couples who have been married within the last three years and do not have children. Subsidies are available for interfaith couples. For more information about the program and registration, please contact Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus. We are also gauging interest in a parallel track for those married within the last seven years (attending without children)--if you would be interested, please email Rabbi Lapidus.
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