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My best friend is getting married in the Philly area next year and they want to have an interfaith ceremony co-officiated by a minister and a rabbi. Her minister has agreed to it, but they are having a really tough time finding a rabbi who is willing. Does anyone have any suggestions, leads, or ideas? TIA!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I don’t know of anyone specifially, but you can contact Reform and Reconstructionist synagogues in the area, and many of them will either be able to do it themselves or be able to offer a contact who can do it.
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Post # 5
no suggestions here, but my friend is having the same problem! the priest is willing to do it, but they cannot find a rabbi that is willing to. it is really important to both sides of the families to have it not all be of one religion, so the poor bride and groom are stuck.
Post # 6
Thanks for the links, rachaelrobin! Turns out the groom’s mom finally tracked down a willing rabbi–so the good news is it IS possible!
Post # 7
The priest doing my wedding recommended a rabbi he had worked with in the past. Maybe ask the minister for a suggestion.
Post # 8
Hi there! Only ‘hitting the boards’ to help plan my friends wedding, but when my hubby and I married almost 9yrs ago, we were married by a REFORMED Rabbi (hubby is Jewish) and a yes, lol, Pagan Priestess. I would consider myself very non-denominational, and at that time, she was a really good friend who would do a SPIRITUAL ceremony without ‘specific Gods’ if that makes sense. I guess… I was raised Lutheran, but my dad’s family is Catholic, obviously hubby is Jewish, and frankly… I believe in Divine Spirit, and that all ‘names of God and Goddess’ are ultimately the same Divine. But considering that is about as extreme as it gets religiously speaking, lol… I would venture to say the ‘right Rabbi’ is out there. BUT REFORMED is likely the only Jewish Officiant you will find. Hth!
Post # 9
Reform rabbis are typically more willing and if they themselves can’t do it they usually know somebody who can. I would reccomend looking around at reform synagogues and seeing what they tell her. We are doing the same thing and that is exactly how we found our rabbi.