We’ve never prayed to or believed in a God who privileges love for some over others. In our most elevated moments, we believe in a God who’s presence and love covers all of us. Jew and gentile alike. That’s the God I work for.”
– Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann
Any person regardless of background is welcome and invited to find meaning, inspiration and community at Mishkan. We welcome interfaith families, interfaith couples, and people from all faith traditions:
- Partners from different faith traditions are always welcome to participate in rituals and holidays.
- We officiate weddings of interfaith couples.
- We work with international and local organizations, such as 18Doors, to provide opportunities for people from interfaith households to connect around issues that are important to them.
- We partner with churches, mosques, temples, and more to create a community that is more welcoming for all people.
- Parents from different faith traditions are welcome to fully participate in their child’s Jewish education.
- Parents from different faith traditions are invited to recite the blessings (aliyah) and read from the Torah at their child’s BMitzvah.
- We provide transliteration guides, explain ritual, and translate other “insider” language and terms.
By: Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann (As told at Light and Heat: Stories of Hope and Defiance, December 2018) A rabbinic mentor gave me this piece of advice when I was applying to rabbinical school: in any school, any movement within Judaism… you’re banging your head against a...