What Emanu-El Means When Using the Term “Interfaith”
When Emanu-El says “interfaith” in the context of “interfaith couple” or “interfaith family” or “people in interfaith relationships,” we’re inclusive of both immediate and extended families – interfaith couples where one person is Jewish and one is not, couples that include converts to Judaism who still have non-Jewish relatives, people with one Jewish parent, parents of intermarried children, grandparents of children being raised by intermarried parents, etc.Interfaith families may include those who identify their family as Jewish, as more than one religion, as a “faithist” couple – one that tries to connect two partners’ point’s of view, one Jewish with a belief in a higher power and the other, an atheist looking at different interpretations and connections to Jewish traditions and custom, or who are unsure of how they identify. Our goal is to meet these families where they are and facilitate deeper connection to Jewish life. In addition, we recommend interfaithfamily.com as a valuable resource.
Learners’ Shabbat Service
Friday, February 28 at 6:00pm
Rinder Chapel (a parallel service to our regular One Shabbat Service)
Dinner immediately following the service, registration required for both service and dinner
Members $20; Nonmembers $25; child pricing available as well
Want to learn the basics of what is happening at a Shabbat service? All are welcome to join Cantor Arik Luck and Rabbi Jason Rodich for a learning service! We will walk through the Friday night Shabbat liturgy step by step, with plenty of time for questions. This service will take place in the chapel and will be followed by a Shabbat dinner in Guild Hall.
Registration is required on our website.
Babysitting is available upon request, please contact Ariana Estoque at email@example.com or at 415-750-7552.
Please note, our regular Friday night Shabbat service will still take place at 6PM, including the reading of the kaddish list.
This event is sponsored by Interfaith Families and the Introduction to Judaism class.
Interested in learning more about Judaism? Take a look at Introduction to Judaism.