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Welcome to the Rabbinic Center for Research and Counseling.

Founded in 1970, the Rabbinic Center for Research and Counseling is:

  • first organization established to promote research on intermarriage and to serve the needs of intermarrying and intermarried couples. 
  • It is still the only national or international organization that advocates and encourages rabbinic officiation at intermarriage ceremonies.

The Rabbinic Center provides:

  • a list of rabbis who officiate at intermarriages,
  • conducts and promotes research on intermarriage,
  • offers premarital and marital therapy for intermarried couples and their families,
  • and presents a variety of programs specifically geared to the needs of intermarried couples. 

Our most popular programs are the:

Workshop on Raising Children in the Intermarried Home

Sabbath Couples Group

The Rabbinic Center also serves as an outpatient mental health facility for area residents.  

A multi-disciplinary staff of licensed mental health practitioners provide ongoing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as marriage and family therapy, on a sliding fee scale.

Rabbi Irwin H. Fishbein, D. Min.

Interfaith Rabbi Dr. Irwin Fishbein New Jersey

Rabbi Receives Award for Promoting Interfaith

The Dovetail Institute for Interfaith family Resources honored Rabbi Dr. Irwin H. Fishbein with the:


at its annual conference. Rabbi Allen Secher, who presented the award, lauded Rabbi Fishbein as “the great pioneer” who established an organization to serve the needs of interfaith couples when no other resources were available to them. Click here for a summary of Rabbi Fishbein’s response at the award ceremony.

The Interfaith Ketubah

The Ketubah, or Hebrew marriage contract, has been a tradition since ancient times.
Now, for the first time, a Ketubah is available especially suited for interfaith couples

Click here for details.

Articles addressing Intermarriage have been added to Resources -- available now for download.




The Rabbinic Center for Research and Counseling 
Telephone:  908-233-0419
A private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting research on intermarriage, counseling intermarried couples and serving as a mental health facility for area residents. 

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Last modified: February 28, 2013