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Couples & Conversation (Chicago)

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

$54

Couples and Conversation: Building a Life Together as an Interfaith* Couple

*Intercultural, Dual-faith, Mixed Heritage, Jew-ish . . .

 

Being part of an interfaith/Jew-ish/multi-faith/however-you-define-yourself couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. This workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious/cultural lives together. It is intended for seriously dating, engaged and newly married Jewish/interfaith couples in the Chicago area.

“Couples and Conversation” meets Wednesdays, July 20, 27, August 3 and 10 from 7:00-8:30 PM CT and will be facilitated by Rabbi Steven Philp, 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow. The workshop is $54/couple and registration is required. We will meet in person in Lakeview (register for the exact address).

Couples are invited to participate if they are seriously dating, engaged or newly married, exploring the issue of religion/culture in their relationship, and:

  • want to explore questions about their life together, including: How can we honor both of our heritages? Can we raise our children in one religion while exposing them to the other one? How will we celebrate holidays and lifecycle events? How can we talk to parents and other relatives about issues related to our interfaith relationship?
  • want to discuss and begin to make decisions about their religious/spiritual/cultural life together with support from other couples and a non-judgmental facilitator
  • want guidance from a facilitator who has experience working with interfaith couples and helping them to address actual and potential challenges particular to them
  • want to get to know and develop relationships with other interfaith couples who are thinking about similar issues

For more information, email rabbistevenphilp@18doors.org.

We take everyone’s health, safety, and comfort seriously. All adult event participants must be fully vaccinated and boosted. Please see the registration page for more details.

 

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This event is co-sponsored by Mishkan Chicago.

Meet Rabbi Steven Philp

Steven Philp is an Associate Rabbi at Mishkan Chicago. He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary where he was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Steven earned an M.St. in Jewish Studies from the University of Oxford and an M.Div. and M.S.W. from the University of Chicago.

Steven grew up in California and Hawaii, as a Roman Catholic with a strong Protestant heritage. He became passionate about interfaith work while in college, a path that eventually led him to convert to Judaism. Steven is excited to work with 18Doors, helping others find communities that affirm their whole selves. He currently lives in Lakeview with his husband Toby, cat Miso and dog Momilani.

18Doors believes our community is enriched by the diversity of its members. We welcome everyone, and invite racially diverse and LGBTQ individuals to participate in our programming. All of our virtual programs offer automated closed captioning. If you need additional captioning support, or any other accommodations to fully participate in a program, please let us know on your registration form.

Details

Date:
July 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Cost:
$54
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://18doors.org/chicago-2022-07-couples-conversation/

Organizer

Rabbi Steven Philp
Email:
rabbistevenphilp@18doors.org