Wondering how to engage your non-Jewish in-laws in your Passover seder? Trying to understand how to raise your child Jewish when you yourself are not? Need to find tips for including non-Jewish relatives in your wedding or Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Are you the child of an interfaith family looking for information? Are you the Jewish grandparent of a child of intermarried parents? Looking for other people who are in the same situation with the same challenges? You can find answers to these questions and more at InterfaithFamily.com.
InterfaithFamily is the premier resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. Offering educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and the InterfaithFamily/Boston initiative that provides a gateway to all programs, events and organizations that welcome interfaith couples and families.
See why Temple Etz Chaim is a place for interfaith families.
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A little bit to get you started…
- Intermarried? Reform Judaism Welcomes You
Yours, mine, ours: Every couple begins with two individuals from different backgrounds. Interfaith couples and their families also face the special challenges posed by different religious traditions and sometimes cultures. This pamphlet answers some basic questions and suggests some additional resources.
- Becoming a Jew
A pamphlet that answers basic questions about conversion in an easily accessible question and answer format.
- What’s Missing from Our Congregation?… YOU!
Examine the value of belonging to a synagogue and to dispel myths about synagogue membership, focusing on the synagogue as a house of worship, a house of assembly, and a house of learning.
- Recommended Reading for Interfaith Families
Dealing with interfaith issues can be difficult at times. And, finding relevant information and resources to help you through the matter can also be a challenge. The following list of resources may help you to begin the journey for answers.
– Inside Intermarriage: A Christian Partner’s Perspective on Raising a Jewish Family
– If I’m Jewish and You’re Christian, What Are the Kids?
Judaism is more than just a religion: it’s a culture, a language, a way of life. And, integrated fully into these Jewish traditions are unique words and sayings. Though words may have different roots or origins (Hebrew, Yiddish, German), their meanings are universal throughout the Jewish community. This glossary introduces some of the more common sayings appropriate for lifestyle and holiday events.