15 2022

Zivug: Conscious Transitions into a Second+ Marriage (6 sessions)

Join Rabbi Getzel and a cohort of other couples for a six-class series on love, partnership, and the conscious transition to a second (or subsequent) marriage. Second marriages end in divorce even more often than the first, so spending time visioning together and setting expectations can really help start a new marriage off on the “right foot.” Through Jewish wisdom, guided exercises, and frank conversations, we will explore the growth and maintenance of vibrant relationships. Open to couples (all gender and multifaith expressions of partnership strongly welcome) in the year preceding or following the wedding, with at least one member of the couple who has previously been married.

Each of the six classes will be on a separate topic:
- Stories We Tell Ourselves About Love and Marriage
- Healthy Conflict
- Money, Finances, and Debt
- Moral/Religious/Spiritual Differences
- Intimacy and Sex
- Partner Roles Ancient and Modern

Rabbi Getzel Davis is a Jewish educator and relationship/marriage counselor based in Cambridge, MA. He has worked with over 100 couples, both individually and in groups, to envision, plan, enrich and repair their partnerships at all stages of their lives together. He serves as Rabbi and Educator at Harvard University and is a certified trainer of other clergy in Prepare-Enrich premarital counseling. He founded Unorthodox Celebrations, which has, since 2016 helped almost 3000 Jews (and those who love them) find inspiring and relatable officiants for their weddings, bnei mitzvah, and baby namings.

Generous financial assistance is available. Reach out to Ahava Rosenthal at

Sponsor: ZIVUG, Hebrew College