Some of the topics we’ll cover include:
- Starting the conversation about what’s important to each of you in planning out your ceremony
- Choosing an officiant
- Special considerations for interfaith couples planning a wedding (for example, ketubot)
- Examples of creative touches interfaith couples have used to incorporate background of partner or put a spin on Jewish tradition
- Advice for navigating family conflict
- Discussion of the traditional elements of a Jewish ceremony and what considerations interfaith couples may want to make when deciding whether or not to include each one
- Understanding elements of the Jewish ceremony in an interfaith way
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Rabbi Robyn Frisch, 18Doors Director of the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship
As Director of the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship, Rabbi Frisch is proud to work with a select group of rabbis throughout the US and Canada who provide programs, workshops and other services for interfaith couples and families. Rabbi Frisch believes strongly that diversity and inclusion are good for the Jewish people and she is committed to helping individuals, couples and families of all kinds to feel comfortable doing Jewish and engaging with the Jewish community. Rabbi Frisch graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and cum laude from the New York University School of Law. She was ordained at Hebrew Union College, the Reform Movement’s Seminary, in New York, from where she also received her Masters in Hebrew Literature. In addition to working for 18Doors, Rabbi Robyn has been the spiritual leader of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai in Northeast Philadelphia since 2008. She is married to Rabbi Seth Frisch, with whom she has three children: Benji, Noah and Tali. She enjoys taking her rescue dogs Bo and Frankie for walks and traveling with her family.
Nicole Wasilus, 18Doors Director of Lifecycle Connections
Nicole takes pride in directing the Jewish Clergy Officiation Referral Service which helps connect over 2,000+ couples and families annually to interfaith-friendly rabbis and cantors as 18Doors’ Director of Lifecycle Connections. She began her career working for Hillel after graduating from Penn State University in 2011. Nicole received her Masters in Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Management from the University of Delaware in 2017. She was recognized in 2020 as a Jewish change-maker in a time of crisis by New York Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36”. When she’s not working, Nicole loves exploring new restaurants in Philadelphia with her husband, seeing independent movies, and taking her Insta-famous dog to the park.
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