Our special program for engaged or newly married couples
We meet the first Wednesday of every month from 8-9:30 pm EDT/EST over Zoom. Those dates are as follows:
i. September 1, 2021
ii. October 6, 2021
iii. November 3, 2021
iv. December 1, 2021
v. January 5, 2022
vi. February 2, 2022
vii. March 2, 2022
viii. April 6, 2022
ix. May 4, 2022
x. June 1, 2022
We’ll mail you special gifts (value totaling $150) three times a year to help bring Jewish culture and practice to your home.
You’ll be invited to join our private Facebook group. This is a safe place to connect with one another and where we’ll share curated content on different topics relevant to the monthly themes.
I valued and appreciated these opportunities so much. I don’t know where else I would find this community outside of this… I never felt this welcome or comfortable to engage in this way in other communities.
[Our Year of Firsts] inspired us to come up with more creative/ fun ways to incorporate traditions into our lives.
I have a new appreciation for all aspects of religion and the religion that [my partner] follows… I’ve never developed my own attachment to religion but this helped me understand my partner’s religion and helps me understand why he does what he does.
We were very touched by the gifts, it made an impact and made me feel like we were on a journey together.
We’re an interfaith (intercultural, dual faith, Jew-ish, etc.) couple.
We want to create new traditions & celebrate Jewish holidays in a way that is meaningful to us.
We’d like to figure out how we want our religious or spiritual lives to look in the future.
We could use guidance from a welcoming and non-judgmental rabbi.
We’d like to hear how other interfaith couples are navigating this.
As Boston’s Community Manager for the Boston Innovation Hub, it’s Molly’s passion to connect interfaith couples in the Boston area to resources and tools unlocking aspects of Jewish culture and traditions. Molly and her husband recently designed their own Jew-ish/interfaith wedding and understands firsthand the questions that often come up for interfaith couples. 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. Contact Molly at email@example.com.
Rabbi Elyssa Cherney leads lifecycle rituals for couples and families in Philadelphia who aren’t affiliated with a particular synagogue. The most important aspect of her work is helping others mark time through rituals big and small. She created the website tacklingtorah.com to help people connect their Judaism to holy moments in their lives. Rabbi Elyssa engages the Philadelphia Jewish community at pop-up style events or co-hosting with other local Jewish non-profits. As a Rukin Rabbinic Fellow, she loves helping others explore how to talk about Jewish traditions in their interfaith homes. Rabbi Elyssa acts as a spiritual guide helping families navigate the joys and challenges of bringing different religious and/or cultural identities to the table. She is grateful to her partner Alan and kiddos Ava Jane and Zeke for supporting her in this work. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.