Interfaith at Dorshei Emet

We welcome   you!

Congregation Dorshei Emet welcomes and celebrates interfaith families as part of our diverse community.  We have people with faith backgrounds other than Jewish, people exploring Judaism or of no faith background as part of our congregational family. We all come together for services, to study, to share in holiday celebrations and participate in lifecycle events. We believe that interfaith families enrich our community as we all can learn from each other's unique experiences.  

Interfaith families are invited to become full participants and active members of Dorshei Emet, and non-Jewish spouses are invited to serve on committees and participate in leadership.  As a Reconstructionist synagogue we live our egalitarian values by embracing the participation of all types of families and partnerships.

Some people who experience our community make the choice to convert, and we have an active Touchstone to Judaism class and support this process.  However, for those who choose not to convert but who desire to be active members of our community, we welcome you and are grateful for your presence.  Life is a journey, and we hope that each member of our community can find the place that feels right for them!

We are committed to making you feel welcome at Congregation Dorshei Emet, and would love to connect with you.  Please stop by for one of our services or programs, or contact us for more information.  Welcome to to the community!

Interfaith Marriage

After a community wide values based decision making process, the Dorshei Emet board voted to allow interfaith marriages in early 2017.  With this decision, we are proud to be now celebrate interfaith partnerships and welcome interfaith couples into our community.  See Rabbi's Boris' full response to this decision  here.

Tue, October 17 2017 27 Tishrei 5778