(Closed) interfaith ceremony.. yamakas?

posted 8 years ago in Interfaith
Post # 3
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

No it’s not a necessity, it’s a preference- but keep in mind that most Jews will want to wear one. We are having an interfaith Catholic/Jewish ceremony as well, and we are providing yarmulkes for anyone who wants to wear one.

Post # 4
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Definitely not necessary for everyone to wear one. But I’d have them available for those who do want to wear them.

Post # 5
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t think you have to force men to wear them if they don’t want to.  However, our experience was that our nonJewish guests wore them even though not required to.  You might want to keep this in mind in figuring out the quantities needed.

Post # 6
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it’s nice to have them available but because you are not getting married in the synagogue, it’s definitely not required.  FI and his Jewish friends always keep a kippah (hee hee…that just sounded funny to me) in the glove box and bring it with them when they go to Jewish/Interfaith weddings that aren’t at the temple.  So people might bring their own if you decide not to provide them.  It all depends on your crowd; for me, my family (not Jewish) was very uncomfortable with the idea of providing them to our guests because they did not want people to feel forced to wear them. 

Post # 7
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re both Jewish (now, I’m a convert) but many of our guests (um, all of mine!) are not.  We are providing yarmulkes and I am attaching a sign on the basket explaining that it’s customary to cover your head during a religious service, but not required so it’s up to each person to choose if they want one or not. 

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