Interfaith Support

mother, daughter and grandmother on the beach
mother, daughter and grandmother on the beach

At Kolot Mayim mixed faith families are an integral part of our community. Deb and Richard Weiss have created an interfaith Havurah – group of friends who meet regularly for activities throughout the year. 

This Interfaith Group is designed for couples, regardless of their marital status who are of mixed religious backgrounds. Based on the needs of the members, the group collectively decides the topics they wish to focus on and the time and date of the subsequent meeting.

A main topic of interest to the group has been comparing the similarities and differences between Jewish holidays and the holiday celebrations of their non-Jewish partner. The meetings have a discussion time and a time for sharing food. On occasion they have prepared a traditional food dish or at least sampled a bit of Jewish cuisine. 

Meeting times and the upcoming focus are advertised in the weekly Kolot Mayim email update which is sent out to individual members. Those interested in attending the Interfaith Group may contact the Temple at 250-704-2503 and Deb and Richard Weiss will be in touch.

For those who may be interested, Our Spiritual Leader, Lynn Greenhough performs interfaith marriages and is available to discuss the various options with you. Aleph Bet Montessori Hebrew School works individually with children to establish their Jewish identity whether they come from an observant, secular or interfaith family. 

Considering Conversion

In Jewish thought, a person who chooses to convert to Judaism is considered a holy individual. Our Kolot Mayim community welcomes and supports those who are interested in exploring conversion to Judaism. We encourage you to attend our services, holiday celebrations, adult learning opportunities, and to take part in community activities. Our Spiritual Leader Lynn Greenhough provides support and guidance for those wishing to embark on the journey of conversion.