There is a great need for a rabbi who can reach out to Christian and Jew
alike – I am
that rabbi, for two of my children have chosen to marry non-Jewish partners.
addition, I am resource person for an outreach support group for parents of
children who are in Interfaith marriages. I understand the needs of the
couples as well as their parents.
When I meet with couples, I speak as a rabbi, counselor, husband of fifty
years, father, and
My mission is to minister to couples through love and acceptance, to
through understanding of their joint needs, and minister to them with
during premarital counseling as well as later on, if needed.
To my way of thinking, God has no identity crisis; people do – and that
is the main
impediment to productive ecumenical relations and Interfaith marriages that
To understand my interaction with Interfaith couples I have married, please
click on "Accolades."
As a rabbi, I have served many people over the past several years in Drug
Counseling. I have also done Pastoral Counseling, including hospital
in prisons and helping people through Life-Cycle events - whenever and
wherever I am needed.
My rabbinic education placed great emphasis on spiritual and emotional
couples and familiarity with other religions and cultures.
I hold a B.A. in Pre-Law Business Administration/Modern Foreign
M.A. is in the Humanities (French and Voice). My Ph.D. is in French
Literature, from the
I have a wide range of interests, including Philosophy, Religion, Music,
History and Languages.
Phone: (215) 657-3737
Fax: (215) 657-5588
|Interfaith Weddings - Rabbi Richard Allen