My Big Fat Jewish Wedding
Rabbi Oren Hayon and Danica Bornstein, CSW MSW
7:00 pm starting on Tue, 5/15/2012 and going for 4 weeks.
$40 per couple. Sign up now!
If you would like to sign up for this class, please fill out our Class Registration form where you can pay for the class in full. If you would like to request a scholarship, please fill out our scholarship form and we will consider your request.
This 4-part crash course on everything you need to know about Jewish weddings is designed for young adult Jconnect couples who are getting married in the next year. Two of the classes will be taught by Rabbi Oren Hayon and will focus on the rituals and traditions of Jewish weddings, and how to create a Jewish home. The remaining classes will be led by our on-staff clinical counselor Danica Bornstein, who will focus on keys to healthy relationship and keys to communication.
This course will meet for four consecutive weeks, and will take place May 15th, May 22nd, May 29th, and June 5th. It will be a great opportunity to learn about wedding traditions and make friends with fellow couples who are going through a similar planning and learning process. Any engaged couples: gay or straight, both Jewish or interfaith are welcome to enroll.
The class will include a copy of The New Jewish Wedding, as well as materials to help you plan for your big day. Class registration is $40 per couple for the 4 sessions.
Rabbi Oren Hayon serves at the Greenstein Family Executive Director of Hillel UW. Rabbi Oren grew up in Columbus, Ohio and received a degree in English from Rice University. Following college, he moved to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry. After several years there, he headed to Jerusalem to begin his rabbinical studies, and was ordained as a rabbi in 2004.
Danica Bornstein, LICSW has recently joined the Hillel staff as Clinical Therapist on site. She graduated with a Master of Social Work degree in 1998 and has worked as a private practice therapist, a community educator, a domestic violence advocate and a teacher of torah cantillation. She has served as a lay leader in her congregation both musically and liturgically, and enjoys working with couples as they plan and prepare for their weddings. As an advocate at the Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, she developed a popular relationship skills class curriculum which has been taught for over ten years.