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A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
I have a difficult situation that was just presented to my husband and I. I am a Jewish woman whom remarried a Jewish man 16 years ago. My first husband and his family are all Jewish. Our eldest son and his Catholic girlfriend announced a baby is on the way. This is a very new relationship and she has a 2 year old son from a previous relationship. The baby daddy is a non participant in the child’s life but the extended family are also Catholic. Oy Vey. How do I make my feelings known to this young woman about the importance of our faith, beliefs and traditions. You will say it is up to my son to determine and express but they are very young and don’t even know enough about themselves let alone to raise a baby especially with the problems that different faiths can present
My heart goes out to you.
I think the best you will be able to do–if they allow you to do so–is to provide as many positive Jewish experiences as possible. They may not be overtly religious, like taking your grandchild to a Chanukah carnival.
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