•Couples Workshops •Seminars & Panel Discussions •One on One Consultation
For adults in interfaith relationships, being knowledgeable about – and appreciative of – their own and their partner’s religion is important to their ongoing relationship. And it is critical to effective, respectful parenting around religion. Individuals also need practical skills and insights to navigate their differences. Our programs provide both sets of resources which, in turn, help couples turn their differences into a source of growth and strength.
The Interfaith Community’s programs for adults aim to be a supportive setting for couples and individuals to build:
• Substantive knowledge of Judaism and Christianity
• Shared investment in their religious journeys
• Practical skills in navigating issues of religious difference in a relationship
Single-session workshops and panel discussions
Single-session workshops provide structured focus on specific topics such as rituals for baby welcoming or issues in educating your children. Panel discussions are open and interactive, drawing on insights into interfaith marriage and parenting from members, counselors, clergy, and educators. (Workshops are offered primarily in NYC, while panel discussions are offered in many of our locations.)
One on One Consultations for individuals and couples
The Interfaith Community offers private consultations for individuals and couples, tailored to address their particular concerns, while sharing our extensive insights into the experiences of countless interfaith couples and families.
Interfaith Couples Workshops
Small groups of couples explore the role of religion in their relationships in a structured, multi-session course, led by a professional couples counselor. Couples anticipate holidays, rituals, and children’s education while building relevant negotiation and communication skills. Workshops usually begin in mid-Fall and mid-Spring, click here for upcoming sessions and more information.
The Interfaith Community is developing an ongoing series of mini courses as an introduction to Judaism and Christianity for interfaith couples. Focusing on topics in history and culture, holidays, rituals, theology, and the Bible, these courses are developed and team-taught by Jewish and Christian educators.