IFF Staff Blog

The staff of InterfaithFamily write regularly about news of interest to interfaith families, outreach professionals and others interested in the intermarriage debate in the Jewish community. This blog is also available via RSS feed.


Our newest blog is a place for you, our readers, to share your own stories.  Had a touching moment where your family or community totally got you, and you felt connected? Had a heartbreaking experience you want to get off your chest?  Something hilarious happened at your kid’s summer camp? We want to hear about it! Email editor@interfaithfamily.com to share your story on this blog.

Food Blog

Sarah Ruderman Wilensky, the Jewish Educator at the JCC of Greater Boston, and founder of JewFood, shares monthly recipes for Jewish food from an interfaith perspective, highlighting holidays and cross-cultural meals–no Jewish cooking experience needed!

Wedding Blog

Recently engaged, interfaith couples reflect on their experiences planning an interfaith wedding ceremony. Follow them on their journey! If you are interested in blogging about your own upcoming wedding, email editor@interfaithfamily.com. This blog is also available via RSS feed.

Currently, Reva is blogging about her wedding planning in Chicago and Jordyn is blogging about her plans in Boston.

Parenting Blog

Parents share the challenges and joys, new experiences and triumphs that come with raising kids in an interfaith family. Some of our parent bloggers are Jews whose partners identify with other religions, some have converted to Judaism and others are raising Jewish kids while not Jewish themselves. If you are interested in joining this blogging team, email editor@interfaithfamily.com. This blog is also available via RSS feed.

Read Jane Larkin’s blog about being the Jewish half of an interfaith couple parenting a 10-year-old son in Dallas, TX, where she is a member of Temple Emanu-El.

And Jessie Boatright’s blog discusses raising Jewish daughters in Boston, MA, with her husband who was raised Protestant.

Lifecycles Blog: presented by G-dcast

These fun, informative animated videos are updated monthly and explain questions around lifecycle events like weddings, births and death and mourning. Generously provided by G-dcast, (it rhymes with “podcast”), an organization that makes animated films to raise basic Jewish literacy, these videos will continue to be posted throughout 2015.

Animated Torahlog: presented by G-dcast

New to the Torah and the many characters and stories within it? Let G-dcast lead you through! They have turned each Torah portion into animated shorts and the entire series can be seen in this blog which is no longer being updated. Tune into the G-dcast Torahlog for your weekly dose of Torah — in cartoon form..