Post # 1
My fiance is Jewish and I am a non-practicing Catholic. We would like to ideally have both traditions incorporated in our ceremony. I am not sure if a priest and rabbi can perform the ceremony together. It will take place at a non-religions site, The Jewel Box in Forest Park. Has anyone had a ceremony like this? How do you begin to find someone(s) ?
Post # 3
Yikes. That’s a really good Q. You may want to ask it in the main forum too.(and / or the religious boards). They could at least give you somewhere to start. Also there is a STL board on the knot you could post it on (though it’s pretty sparce also). Our STL board is pretty barren here on Weddingbee.
Unfortunately I have no idea what the answer to your question is. Maybe your fiance could talk to his Rabbi and get some suggestions.
Post # 4
Well, I guess I should have mentioned that he does not practice either. Its really for our parents that we’re trying to have both religions represented. Thanks for the advice!
Post # 5
We went with Living Waters Ministry. We’re not doing a religious ceremony, and we’re having it at a plantation house. THey might do yours! Not sure, you’d have to call.
Post # 6
Check with Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis. They have two very awesome Rabbis and I believe both of them will perform interfaith ceremonies. They’re pretty popular, though, so if they’re already booked, they’ll probably have some other recommendations for you or at least some good advice on where to try next.
Our ceremony is going to be at the Jewel Box, too! Good luck with all of your planning!
Post # 7
Hi! I recently went to an interfaith Jewish/Catholic wedding at the chapel at Wash U. The bride and groom both had their own officiants, who worked together to create a ceremony that incorporated aspects of both faiths. It was very well done. I still have the program from the ceremony at home, if you want me to get the names of the officiants… Just let me know.
Post # 8
You could also contact your local Unitarian Universalist church. They do a lot of interfaith ceremonies. To find it…
Post # 9
I second Katrinab! My fiance and I are getting married UU, and they are about as flexible as it gets. I can give you the name of the Rev. who’s marrying us, just PM me.
Post # 10
If you havent already found clergy, I would recommend checking out http://www.interfaithfamily.com. They can help you find an officiant (Jewish) who will co-officiate with clergy of another faith – the form is at http://www.interfaithfamily.com/findarabbi. Best of luck!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington
Check out STLWed.com, as there should be officiant/vendor listings for the area.
You should be able to have, say the Rabbi perform the ceremony, and have a priest bless it, but you have to check with both. Most Rabbi’s and Priests are used to interfaith ceremonies and should be able to work with you.
You can always opt to have a nondenominational officiant perform the ceremony, and there are plenty in town.
Post # 12
Check out this guy…
He will pretty much do whatever you want him to. You can almost write the entire ceremony yourself!
Post # 13
one thing that may cause a speedbump regarding the catholic thing- sometimes priests won’t perform a ceremony if it’s not in a church. Be sure to check with the officiant that you choose that they’ll do it at the jewel box. just a heads up! 🙂