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#1 rob4ever

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    Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:56 PM

    Hi There,

    My fiance is Jewish and I am not. We are trying to plan a Jewish wedding ceremony in PDC Mexico and I was wondering how difficult it is to find a Rabbi? We would be getting married on Friday before sundown, but since I am not converting, I am not sure if this will cause a problem finding someone to marry us. Does anyone have any suggestions?



    #2 Debs

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      Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:58 PM

      I thought if you weren't coverting you couldn't get married by a rabbi?

      #3 rob4ever

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        Posted 09 March 2007 - 07:10 PM

        Like I said, I am not the expert here since I'm not Jewish, but is that the case? I thought you could...

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        Posted 10 March 2007 - 01:20 AM

        what about brining your own officant down...that is what we did...so it can be a ceremony with jewish undertones and traditions.

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        #5 Nrvsbride

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          Posted 10 March 2007 - 11:01 PM

          You do not need to convert to Judaism to be married by a rabbi. If you were getting married in a temple then it might be a problem b/c conservative temples won't let a reformed jew get married there, and orthodox temples don't allow conservative jews, etc. If you are not getting married in a temple then it's usually not a problem. However, I am going to go out on a limb here and say that only a reformed rabbi would probably marry you guys. I don't think a conservative rabbi and def not an orthodox rabbi would marry you if you are not converting. I know that there are rabbis in Mexico city but I'm not sure about other areas in Mexico, since Mexico is predominately a catholic country. Your best bet is to bring someone from home and fly them in. Or else you can go online and hire a rabbi. It really shouldn't be a problem. Then you will just have to get a chuppah (which looks a little bit like an arch) that is made from flowers and you will be all set for your jewish wedding.

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          #6 Nrvsbride

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            Posted 10 March 2007 - 11:03 PM

            Oops I just realized that your post said friday before sundown. This may be a problem. Friday is not a good day to have a jewish wedding b/c of the sabbath. But if you find a really liberal reformed rabbi then you might be able to.

            -Glenda

            #7 rob4ever

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              Posted 11 March 2007 - 02:20 PM

              Thanks for all of the advice! I am going to talk to Rob's sister and another couple who I know that had an inter-faith ceremony. I will let you know when I find out more!

              #8 MagsieMexico

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                Posted 12 March 2007 - 10:42 AM

                Hi Alissa,

                Please let me know what you find out! My FI is Jewish also, and I am not... I don't want a Jewish ceremony, but I would like to mix some Christian and Jewish traditions in a nice way, would love to hear your ideas!

                Thanks.
                Margaret & Eric

                #9 Can'tHardlyWait

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                  Posted 30 May 2007 - 05:48 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by rob4ever
                  Thanks for all of the advice! I am going to talk to Rob's sister and another couple who I know that had an inter-faith ceremony. I will let you know when I find out more!
                  I don't know if you have already worked out the rabbi situation, but I am in the process of tracking one down myself. Like Glenda said, most of the Mexican Jewish Community lives in Mexico city, but one of the WC's I talked to this week gave me a phone number for the Jewish Community Center in Cancun. It's 011 52 998 892 1006. I believe she said the rabbi/cantor is reformed so he may be open to performing an interfaith marriage.

                  Hope this helps!

                  Galit

                  #10 mridgway

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                    Posted 30 May 2007 - 06:09 PM

                    We are in the same situation and are hoping to incorporate both in our ceremony - interested to hear what you all decide!



                    Melissa




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