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MODERN JEWISH COUPLES

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From religion to money, from politics to family, planning for a life together can get buried under endless wedding planning logistics and stress. Modern JewISH Couples supports you and your partner in the transition to married life, transforming your wedding preparation process from planning an event to investing time in planning for your future. For those modern Jewish couples who are already married and are preparing for another life event – welcoming new life (furry or human), a career or location move, and more – these conversations are vital for these life transitions, too.

WHAT WE OFFER

COUPLES COHORTS & WEDDING EDUCATION

For committed partners planning life together interested in investing in your relationship and making meaning out of wedding planning. 

COUPLES RETREATS

For all couples (dating, engaged, and married) interested in making new friends, celebrating shabbat, great food, and thoughtful conversation

PRIVATE PRE-MARITAL CONVERSATIONS AND/OR WEDDING OFFICIATION

For those looking for a supportive pre-marriage facilitator or those local to Greater Boston searching for an officiant

OFFICIANT TRAINING

For people who said “Yes” to officiating a loved one’s ceremony

SUPPORT FOR JEWISH PROFESSIONALS

For Jewish professionals looking to partner with us or deepen your learning in couples support

MAZEL BOX

Stay tuned for this beautiful way to celebrate your loved one's engagement!

PROFILE

of a Modern JewISH Couple

  1. You want to be intentional

  2. “One of us is Jewish but…” we are interfaith OR intercultural OR mixed heritage OR LGBTQ+ OR Jewish& OR dual faith OR spiritual but not religious OR both Jewish and want to invest in your relationship and find community

  3. Your preferred officiant is someone you know (which might mean they aren't clergy)

  4. You are stressed out by wedding planning/life

  5. And sometimes your parents have opinions or you're managing unexpected family dynamics

Upcoming Events

  • Modern JewISH Babies @ The Lemon Grove w/Rabbi Jen Gubitz & Doula Marissa Hathaway
    Modern JewISH Babies @ The Lemon Grove w/Rabbi Jen Gubitz & Doula Marissa Hathaway
    Sat, Aug 03
    The Lemon Grove
    Aug 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    The Lemon Grove, 256 Georgetown Rd unit 7, Boxford, MA 01921, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    The Lemon Grove, 256 Georgetown Rd unit 7, Boxford, MA 01921, USA
  • Officiant Training Package
    Officiant Training Package
    Time is Ongoing
    Zoom
    Time is Ongoing
    Zoom
    Time is Ongoing
    Zoom
    Register here for your Officiant Training Package that includes: 2 Wedding Ceremony Planning Meetings; 2 Premarital counseling sessions OR 1 Virtual Couples cohort; 2 Workshops: Planning a Jewish Wedding & Ketubah Workshop; Ketubah Approval and Ceremony Editing
  • Waitlist for Essential Conversations Cohort
    Waitlist for Essential Conversations Cohort
    Time is TBD
    ZOOM
    Time is TBD
    ZOOM
    Time is TBD
    ZOOM
    Join the Waitlist to be notified of our next cohort.
  • Love Over Hate: Nurturing Relationships And Mental Health In The Face Of Antisemitism
    Love Over Hate: Nurturing Relationships And Mental Health In The Face Of Antisemitism
    Sun, Jun 23
    Vilna Shul
    Jun 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Jun 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
  • Solo Judaism Presents: Shavuot 2024, Choosing to Receive Torah
    Solo Judaism Presents: Shavuot 2024, Choosing to Receive Torah
    Tue, Jun 04
    Register for the Zoom Link
    Jun 04, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM EDT
    Register for the Zoom Link
    Jun 04, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM EDT
    Register for the Zoom Link
    Join Rabbi Monica Kleinman and other Jews-by-Choice to explore the festival of Shavuot which celebrates receiving the Torah!
  • Conversations on Sex & Intimacy with Rabbi Rachael Pass
    Conversations on Sex & Intimacy with Rabbi Rachael Pass
    Sun, May 19
    Register for the Zoom Link
    May 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Register for the Zoom Link
    May 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Register for the Zoom Link
    Explore conversations on sex and intimacy through a Jewish framework, including creating a personal sexual ethic with Rabbi Rachael Pass.
  • Ketubah 101 Workshop with Kolbo Fine Judaica Gallery and Mickie Caspi
    Ketubah 101 Workshop with Kolbo Fine Judaica Gallery and Mickie Caspi
    Sun, May 05
    Zoom
    May 05, 2024, 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    May 05, 2024, 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    An interactive introduction to selecting a Ketubah for your wedding with MJC's Rabbi Rachael Pass, Alana Berman Gnivecki from Kolbo Fine Judaica Gallery and Ketubah designer Mickie Caspi
  • Planning a JewISH Wedding - April 2024
    Planning a JewISH Wedding - April 2024
    Sun, Apr 14
    Zoom
    Apr 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Apr 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Join us for a workshop to explore the various Jewish traditions, ancient and modern, to consider incorporating in your wedding ceremony.
  • Solo Judaism Presents: Antisemitism- being Jewish in a non Jewish world
    Solo Judaism Presents: Antisemitism- being Jewish in a non Jewish world
    Thu, Mar 21
    Register for the Zoom Link
    Mar 21, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM EDT
    Register for the Zoom Link
    Mar 21, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM EDT
    Register for the Zoom Link
    Join Rabbi Monica Kleinman for a conversation on Esther’s hidden identity and its unfortunate relevance in a post October 7 America. We will share how our personal practices have changed in light of the current conflict and how to navigate the ever changing political environment.

Featured Past Events

  • Supporting Tender Souls: A Training Series for Clergy & Educators, Session 2: Tragic Funerals
    Supporting Tender Souls: A Training Series for Clergy & Educators, Session 2: Tragic Funerals
    Mar 07, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST
    Zoom
    Learn tools and strategies for how to support people grieving tragic loss, centering stories from our clergy colleagues.
  • Crafting Your Ketubah Workshop
    Crafting Your Ketubah Workshop
    Mon, Feb 26
    Zoom
    Feb 26, 2024, 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
    Zoom
    Feb 26, 2024, 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
    Zoom
    An interactive workshop to craft your Ketubah with Rabbi Jen Gubitz & Rabbi Stephanie Crawley
  • Clergy Corner: Jewish/Hindu Weddings
    Clergy Corner: Jewish/Hindu Weddings
    Thu, Feb 22
    Zoom
    Feb 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EST
    Zoom
    Feb 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EST
    Zoom
    Explore ways to highlight and celebrate weddings for Jewish & Hindu couples
  • The Tooth Fairy or Truth Fairy? Ancient Jewish Wisdom for New Parents
    The Tooth Fairy or Truth Fairy? Ancient Jewish Wisdom for New Parents
    Mon, Feb 12
    Lehrhaus
    Feb 12, 2024, 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM
    Lehrhaus, 425 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Feb 12, 2024, 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM
    Lehrhaus, 425 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Gather with other new and expectant parents to explore the ancient parenting wisdom of swim floaties and family myths.
  • I Am My Beloved’s: Navigating Life’s Journey, Online & National
    I Am My Beloved’s: Navigating Life’s Journey, Online & National
    Wed, Feb 07
    Zoom
    Feb 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – Mar 06, 2024, 9:30 PM
    Zoom
    Feb 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – Mar 06, 2024, 9:30 PM
    Zoom
    For Committed Partners Planning Their Life Together
  • Planning a JewISH Wedding - February 2024
    Planning a JewISH Wedding - February 2024
    Sun, Feb 04
    Zoom
    Feb 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
    Zoom
    Feb 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
    Zoom
    Join us for a workshop to explore the various Jewish traditions, ancient and modern, to consider incorporating in your wedding ceremony.
  • NYC Couples Chanukah Celebration
    NYC Couples Chanukah Celebration
    Sun, Dec 10
    Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhatten
    Dec 10, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhatten , 334 Amsterdam Ave at, W 76th St, New York, NY 10023, USA
    Dec 10, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhatten , 334 Amsterdam Ave at, W 76th St, New York, NY 10023, USA
    Celebrate the 4th night of Chanukah with other young adult couples! We'll enjoy an olive oil tasting, enjoy donuts, explore the role of light and miracles in our lives, and of course, light Chanukah candles. Sparkly Ugly Chanukah Sweater attire encouraged!
  • Ketubah 101 Workshop with Kolbo Fine Judaica & Ink with Intent
    Ketubah 101 Workshop with Kolbo Fine Judaica & Ink with Intent
    Tue, Nov 28
    Zoom
    Nov 28, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM
    Zoom
    Nov 28, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM
    Zoom
    An interactive introduction to selecting a Ketubah for your wedding with Rabbi Jen Gubitz, Alana Berman Gnivecki from Kolbo Fine Judaica Gallery, and Adriana Saipe from Ink with Intent!
  • I Am My Beloved’s: Navigating Life’s Journey, for Boston young adult couples
    I Am My Beloved’s: Navigating Life’s Journey, for Boston young adult couples
    Wed, Oct 18
    The Village Works, Brookline
    Oct 18, 2023, 6:30 PM EDT – Dec 08, 2023, 9:00 PM EST
    The Village Works, Brookline, 202 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
    Oct 18, 2023, 6:30 PM EDT – Dec 08, 2023, 9:00 PM EST
    The Village Works, Brookline, 202 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
    For Committed Partners Planning Their Life Together
  • Mazel Tov! Engaged Couples Happy Hour
    Mazel Tov! Engaged Couples Happy Hour
    Wed, Oct 11
    Kol Bo Fine Judaica Gallery
    Oct 11, 2023, 7:00 PM – Oct 12, 2023, 8:30 PM
    Kol Bo Fine Judaica Gallery, 437 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    Oct 11, 2023, 7:00 PM – Oct 12, 2023, 8:30 PM
    Kol Bo Fine Judaica Gallery, 437 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    For engaged couples to celebrate together and explore the wedding journey with Kolbo Fine Judaica Gallery and Modern Jewish Couples
  • Fertility Journeys at the High Holy Days - Boston Meet Up
    Fertility Journeys at the High Holy Days - Boston Meet Up
    Sun, Sep 10
    Village Works Co Working Space
    Sep 10, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Village Works Co Working Space, 202 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
    Sep 10, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Village Works Co Working Space, 202 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
    The High Holy Days are approaching and its hard to enter a New Year longing for a child. Gather for comfort and connection with others in the Jewish community on a fertility journey on Sunday, September 10th from 3-4:30 at the Village Works in Brookline Village.
  • Indy (Grand)Parenting Interfaith Couples Happy Hour
    Indy (Grand)Parenting Interfaith Couples Happy Hour
    Sun, Aug 13
    Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
    Aug 13, 2023, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
    Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, 6501 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA
    Aug 13, 2023, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
    Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, 6501 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA
    Gather with other (grand)parents of interfaith couples to connect with each other, discuss your experiences and share approaches to best support your children and their spouses with love
  • Tu B'Av: The Study of Love
    Tu B'Av: The Study of Love
    Wed, Aug 02
    Somerville
    Aug 02, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Somerville, 425 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Aug 02, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Somerville, 425 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Tu B'Av (15th of Av) is the Jewish day of love. Gather at Lehrhaus with other couples to connect and learn over delicious drinks and treats

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