Posts Tagged: Weddings

Intermarriage Makes a Better Jew and Jewish Professional



My name is Rachel Jurisz-Singh. Some of you know me by the name I use professionally – Jurisz – which is actually my maiden name. Yes, I am intermarried and my family is interracial too. Growing up I never thought I would choose to marry outside of my faith. I was always involved in my […]

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In an Interfaith Relationship? Reach Out and Open Up!



by Jordan Peck Make sure you are helping your partner get what they need. This was a simple yet powerful concept my fiancée and I learned while participating in the free ‘Inside interfaith Relationships’ workshop through Reform Jewish Outreach Boston. Emily is a self-described “C and E” (Christmas and Easter) Congregationalist Protestant, I grew up […]

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The Gift of a Real Jewish Wedding



by Ellen S. Glazer Several years ago I had a running buddy who was a rabbi. We covered many miles together and many topics, among them his beliefs about interfaith weddings. As a member of the Conservative Movement, he said he would not perform interfaith marriages because he felt that Jews should be married in […]

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When Obama Says “Mazel Tov” to Your Marriage



On May 20, 2012 – only 10 days from now! – I will be marrying E., the Jewish woman I love. (I call her E. here because as a therapist, she maintains strict boundaries between her professional and private life.) We will stand under the flowing, stunning, yellow, orange, red, and turquoise chuppah that she […]

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The KETUBAH or What Marriage Means to Me



by John E. Hirsch, PhD A simple question from a fifth grade student in 1988 opened my eyes about “what marriage means to me”- often teachers learn more from students than they teach.  For twenty years, like many couples, every small disagreement boiled down to a single bone of contention: for me it was “status.”  […]

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A Historic Jewish Wedding



by Mike Rankin, M.D. In June of this year, marriage equality became a reality in New York. The bill passed the legislature, and was quickly signed by the governor.  Most Reform Jews applauded this move toward justice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews. On September 20, the odious “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy was […]

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Economics of Equal Rights



By dccA few weeks ago–even if they didn’t know it–the seven California Supreme Court justices gave the state a much needed economic booster shot. The Golden State, often a bellwether of social and economic trends throughout the US, is feeling the pinch of the credit and housing collapse. However due to the Court’s ruling on […]

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