We extend a warm welcome to anyone seeking a connection to God, to Torah, or simply wanting to learn more about the Jewish people. This includes Jews, people who are thinking about or working towards becoming Jews-by-choice, and people whom our tradition calls rey’im ahuvim, beloved companions, those not converting to Judaism but would like to know more about Judaism or wish to be supportive of Jews in their family.
Temple Emanuel has many opportunities to welcome interfaith families into our community by drawing us nearer to one another. Interfaith families who are already a part of our Temple community or considering joining our Temple community may have questions about Temple Emanuel and its practices. We have created a resource guide intended to help answer some of those questions.
In addition, each of our rabbis is happy to meet with interfaith families to discuss these issues in greater depth. You may contact the rabbis by calling our synagogue office at 617-558-8100.
To get connected to our congregation community, we also invite you to contact the Chair of the Interfaith Family Connections committee, David Goldstone at 617-763-7312. David serves in an oversight and advisory capacity to ensure interfaith families are welcomed and included in our Congregation, and addresses issues that may arise around life cycle events and holidays in interfaith families.
Everyone is welcome to participate in Temple Emanuel’s worship services, educational programs, and community activities. In fact, we have prepared a pamphlet that details a number ways in which we strive to be a welcoming environment for interfaith families. You may access it here.
The Temple Emanuel Community and its rabbis welcome all levels of participation by interfaith families. We encourage questions and are happy to discuss any issues or answer any questions about Judaism and the Jewish people. We encourage your interest. In this spirit, we believe we can all learn together and grow as a welcoming community.