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Steve and Teryn chose the Altadena Country Club for their day of celebration on April 1, 2017

When planning a wedding, it is important that the couple be aware of their parent’s wishes and try to accommodate them if they can, but ultimately the decisions about the ceremony are up to the bride and groom. Steve and Teryn chose the Altadena Country Club for their day of celebration on April 1, 2017.  Being an interfaith couple, Teryn, requested the pastor of her family’s church to co-officiate with Rabbi Barry.  Having never performed an interfaith ceremony, Pastor Jean was open to suggestions that would make this event all-inclusive.  However, at the last minute, Steve’s mother requested that the pastor not use certain Christian expressions as she felt they might offend their Jewish guests.  Pastor Jean was willing to honor her request, however, Steve and Teryn insisted that he use the language of his faith and to be himself. The ceremony was sweet and the pastor was sensitive to all involved. Though planning a wedding takes a village, planning a ceremony is between the bride, groom and officiant(s).

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Jewish Christian interfaith wedding ceremony

Today I performed the wedding ceremony for Steven and Ronit.

it was important for them to be able to honor both of their families beliefs in their wedding ceremony.

while doing an interfaith ceremony it is important for the officiant to know how to make both sides happy and not to alienate either side.

In the Jewish Christian combo ceremony that I have listed on our website it is carefully designed to bring elements of both believes into the ceremony.

I know this may sound weird but during the ceremony when Jews hear the word Jesus it can make them feel uncomfortable. So we use readings from the New Testament such as first Corinthians which speak about love.

We also incorporate some of the Jewish traditions such as the crushing of the glass the seven blessings and the blessing over the wine.

It’s a closed out with a generic prayer sent both the Jews and Christians seems like.

And at the end of the ceremony they kiss joining their lives and their families lives together into one big happy family.

The ceremony table for today’s wedding shown in the picture has the wine for the wine blessing, the ketubah A.k.a. Jewish marriage contract, the glass for crushing and in the background is my Talit that I put over their shoulders for a benediction.

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