City Congregation is proud to stand as a safe haven for interfaith and intercultural couples throughout the New York City area. Our doors are open for interfaith families and couples of any size or stage in the relationship, and we affirm and honor the love between all couples. Our community transcends all ages, races, genders, and sexual orientations, and we’d be honored for you to join us.
Interfaith marriage in Judaism remains a divisive issue. Historically, the religion has always forbid relations between a Jewish person and a non-Jewish person, and the Talmud expressly and completely prohibits intermarriage. Though attitudes towards interfaith relationships have relaxed over the ages, a number of sects of Judaism refuses to accept the validity or legitimacy of interfaith marriages; at best, some reform rabbis look the other way regarding the practice.
While traditional Judaism disapproves of interfaith marriage, City Congregation embraces both interfaith and intercultural couples, and we’d love to welcome you and your loved ones to our community.
We’re opening our doors on May 20th for nonmembers to mix and mingle with our congregation for a midday open house, complete with a meet-and-greet and light conversation. Informal presentations will run throughout the afternoon, and we’ll provide the refreshments, conversation, and literature to fuel your schmoozing. Childcare is available upon request.