Planning Your Interfaith Wedding…Together! (National)-Online
March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT$20
Join 18Doors’ Molly Kazin Marshall for a three-part series to plan your Jewish/interfaith wedding, together with other Jewish/interfaith couples! Having other couples to bounce ideas around with can be the most helpful resource of all as you’re planning your big day. Join us for these three sessions on Wednesdays, March 13th, 20th, and 27th 7:00p-8:30p ET on Zoom.
SESSION 1: Crafting Your Perfect Ketubah
Historically, the ketubah was a legal document that certified that a Jewish marriage had taken place. In modern wedding ceremonies, we see ketubahs that are works of art and signify the set of promises that partners make to each other. Some ketubahs have more traditional language, some have more modern text written specifically for interfaith couples, and other couples opt to write their own ketubah language. Join us for a workshop that will help you craft the perfect ketubah for your marriage.
SESSION 2: Customizing Your Seven Blessings
Are you looking for a way to personalize your Jew-ish wedding ceremony? Join us for an interactive workshop exploring the traditional sheva brachot (seven blessings—a Jewish wedding ceremony ritual), and create a custom version with your partner to use in your wedding, your anniversary, your original wedding date that had to be postponed—you name it. The seven blessings are one of the most recognizable parts of a Jewish wedding, and in this workshop, we will learn about the traditional blessings and guide couples in a creative process to make the blessings their own.
SESSION 3: Join us for an interactive panel with other interfaith couples who have already gotten married! Together, we will discuss the various ways that interfaith couples have honored other faiths and cultures in their Jewish/Jewish-ish/interfaith weddings with use of clergy, traditions, blessings and other cultural elements. We’ll also discuss the various tensions that may arise with family members as we honor other traditions.
Each session will include time for couples to get to know one another, share updates in the planning process, and brainstorm together. This series is highly interactive and a great way to get to know other interfaith couples who are in the thick of wedding planning!
As Director of Community Engagement and Special Projects, it’s Molly’s passion to connect interfaith couples in her community to resources and tools unlocking aspects of Jewish culture and traditions. With a passion for food and drink, Molly enjoys visiting the numerous breweries in the Boston area, plus baking and cooking at home. Kugel is one of her favorite foods, and is one of the few ways she will tolerate raisins. She especially loves hearing her friends who have never had kugel try to pronounce the word.
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.