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Welcoming all interfaith singles, couples and families

Temple Emanu-El is a welcoming place for interfaith couples, families and children of intermarriage to explore and connect with Judaism. We help interfaith families cultivate a positive connection to Jewish life. We support our families in making informed religious decisions and guide them in creating a Jewish home by using educational, social and small group experiences. Our clergy welcome the opportunity to work with interfaith couples and families on various life-cycle events.

INTERFAITH MARRIAGE
Mazel tov to those getting married! Please contact us as we have clergy who officiate at Jewish wedding ceremonies for interfaith couples.

SMALL GROUPS
Interfaith families belong to a small group, part of Temple Emanu-El's  initiative called Sh'ma Emanu-El, which helps those in our community find meaningful connection. It makes big feel small.

EMPTY NESTER INTERFAITH COUPLES
Life as an interfaith couple is a journey. Past the point of talking about religion in the context of child-rearing, these intermarried and inter-partnered adults discuss the role faith has in their relationship as empty-nesters. The group meets approximately once a month to connect and share meaningful conversation. Interested? Contact Meaders Ozarow.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Temple will be offering small group learning experiences for parents raised in other religious or cultural backgrounds who are raising Jewish children this winter and spring.

Fathers Circle 
Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 17 | Room 130
Nov. 1 | Pizza & Beer Social | Zoli's Pizza

7:00 p.m. | Register

Dads from non-Jewish backgrounds: You are not alone. Join the Fathers Circle, a four-session class for dads from other religious backgrounds rearing Jewish children within the context of intermarriage or a committed relationship. It is designed to empower men to teach their children Jewish values while creating community with other fathers.

Contact Erika Purdy at 214.706.0000 ext. 158 for more information.

Connect with us on Facebook at Interfaith Families of Temple Emanu-El

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