Couples

Let’s Talk about Christmas

  Every year I tell you not to start negotiating change in December.  Here we are in early November so we can talk about tweaking the December holidays.  I’m not suggesting a complete overhaul.  (Making big changes should be discussed and anticipated.)  But knowing that we are heading into December brings up the question: of…

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Gay, Jewish and Interfaith in the Bay Area

About 2 percent of Americans are Jewish.  Somewhere around 10 – 15 percent are gay, lesbian, transgendered, bisexual.  So how easy is it to be Jewish & gay and find another gay Jew?  You do the math.  It won’t surprise you to learn that most LGBT Jews are in interfaith relationships.  There are things about…

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Posted in Couples, LGBT
Published on August 19th, 2009

Finding a Rabbi for Your Wedding

Of the many kinds of calls that I get, couples seeking a rabbi for their wedding is at the very top of the reasons list.  The caller is more frequently a woman, whether she is Jewish or not.  It could be because the woman is usually planning the wedding day, but I believe it is…

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Planning Your Interfaith Jewish Wedding

NEW LOCATION FOR PROGRAM:  PALO ALTO  What makes a wedding “Jewish”? How can we integrate elements from both our backgrounds? Where will we get an officiant? Do we want a rabbi? What are other couples doing? Where can we get a chuppah (wedding canopy) or a ketubbah (wedding contract)?   Join other interfaith couples to…

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Thinking about Santa

  Thinking about Christmas I have spoken to several people about Christmas and I want to reiterate what I hope you all will do – don’t try to change your observance of the holidays now.  It’s too late in the year to suddenly tell your sweetheart that you can’t bear to have a Christmas tree…

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Growing up in an Interfaith Home

Did you grow up the child of an interfaith couple?  Have you wished you could talk to other people who shared some of your same experiences? Are you raising children in a home with one Jewish parent and one non-Jewish parent?  Have you ever wished you could ask a person from an interfaith home how…

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