Through this one-hour session with an Interfaith Community senior staff member, couples will be guided through a preliminary assessment of their needs and provided with a context to anticipate interfaith marriage. They will have a chance to discuss the various issues facing interfaith families, the many choices they can consider, and the resources available to them - for example, reference and reading materials, programs for further study or counseling, and referrals to experienced interfaith couples therapists and to officiants for weddings and baby welcoming ceremonies.
Consultations take place in Manhattan, but arrangements can also be made for phone consultations for those living outside New York City. For more information, including about fees and scheduling, call 212-870-2544, or email: .
After you have scheduled your consultation please return to this page and complete payment.
The Interfaith Community offers a distinctive workshop for interfaith couples. The workshop draws on our many years of experience as an organization built by and for interfaith families, and is led by a professional counselor with many years of experience working with interfaith couples.
In a multi-session workshop, groups of 4 - 6 couples grapple with the role of religion in their relationships and address the basic issues which will help them make a thoughtful choice as to how or whether they can accommodate their dual-faith traditions. In a supportive environment, couples consider issues such as the importance of religion vs. ethnic/cultural heritage; the role of family/extended family; and raising children.
Unique to the Interfaith Community, this multi-session advanced workshop helps couples design their own, individualized "road map" to a healthy, respectful interfaith marriage. The workshop is geared for couples who have gone through a process and thoughtfully decided that they will affirm both religious traditions in their marriage -- though the balance may vary greatly from family to family. The workshop provides practical opportunities to anticipate the rituals and practices they may plan to observe, to explore the challenges of exposing their children to religion, and to build relevant negotiation and communication skills.
Led by an experienced interfaith couples therapist, the workshop will also feature opportunities to meet with experienced Interfaith Community family members.
These workshops are held in six weeknight sessions. Please contact us for more information.
If you would like to register for the workshop and pay online please follow the link below.
Couples Workshop Registration:
Couples Workshop- non member rate $395.00 Couples Workshop- member rate $295.00
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