Interfaith

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 Holidays: A Basic Recipe for Holiday Success

6:30-8:00 PM

September 11: Rosh Hashanah

October 16: Shabbat

December 4: Chanukah

February 12: Purim

March 12: Pesach

 

$36 for all sessions or $10/session for guests

No fee for members and current Judaism 101 students

Advance registration required

 

With cooking and other hands-on experiences, we’ll discuss recipes and traditional foods, ritual objects, basic themes, and creative ideas for five holidays in the Jewish calendar. This is particularly designed for interfaith couples, those in or recently through the conversion process, and anyone looking for a refresher (or an introduction) to the basics. To register, please email Nalo Finley.


Cooking and Serving Dinner at Zaban-Paradies Couples Center

Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15 in the evening

Tuesday evening we will cook in The Temple kitchen and share conversation over our own dinner. Wednesday evening we will serve and share dinner with the residents of the ZPCC. Please RSVP by Monday, November 7, to Martin Maslia.

 

Chanukah at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Wednesday, December 13 in the evening

Join the entire Temple family to light the Chanukah menorah and celebrate this festive time of year. More information to come about activities for all ages and stages. To RSVP, please go to www.the-temple.org/chanukah and for questions, email Laurie Simon.


Beineinu (The Two of Us): 

A Marriage Retreat

Friday, April 13 to Saturday, April 14, 2018

Lanier Islands Resort

Spend a Shabbat away relaxing and reflecting with your partner and meeting other couples from The Temple. Location is being finalized but will be at a hotel within an hour’s driving distance. For more information, contact Rabbi Lapidus









 

 

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