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Philadelphia 2019 09 - Love and Religion

"Love and Religion" September 2019 - Philadelphia

Being part of an interfaith/intercultural couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone.This 4-session workshop offers a safe environment for couples to reflect on their backgrounds, their differences and similarities and discuss their hopes, plans and dreams for the future.

"Love and Religion" – meets September 18 and 25 and October 2 and 16 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  The workshop will be facilitated by Rabbi Elyssa Cherney and will be held at Good Karma Cafe at 928 Pine Street in Philadelphia. The cost of the workshop is $50/couple.

Couples are invited to participate if they are seriously dating, engaged or newly married, exploring the issue of religion/culture in their relationship, and:

  • want to explore questions about their life together, including: How can we honor both of our heritages? Can we raise our children in one religion while exposing them to the other one? How will we celebrate holidays and lifecycle events? How can we talk to parents and other relatives about issues related to our interfaith relationship?
  • want to discuss and begin to make decisions about their religious/spiritual/cultural life together with support from other couples and a non-judgmental facilitator
  • want guidance from a facilitator who has experience working with interfaith couples and helping them to address actual and potential challenges particular to them
  • want to get to know and develop relationships with other interfaith couples who are thinking about similar issues

For more information, contact InterfaithFamily Rukin Rabbinic Fellow, Rabbi Elyssa Cherney, at tacklingtorah@gmail.com.

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