Parents, Children and Interfaith Relationships: Listening so they will talk. Talking so they will listen. 4 week class being taught at Gratz College in Elkins Park, PA by IFF/Philadelphia Director Rabbi Robyn Frisch. The class begins Oct. 28 & is being offered both Tuesday afternoons & Tuesday evenings.
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.
You are extremely lucky that your parents support your decision. Parents who have raised remarkable children should trust them. Blessings to you all as you navigate with continued love and faith. I, too, would like to know how things are going.
I am in similar situation and even though my parents like my boyfriend they still have problems with us being together in terms of the future..wish there was a support group for this stuff..its hard feeling like you are caught between your love for him and your love and respect for your family!
I am in the same situation. We have also been together for about a year, so I was scared to have the conversation too.
But the truth is that you don’t want to spend too long in a relationship that isn’t going to make it. So sit him down and have the talk. Would he be ok raising Jewish kids? Would you be ok if he wanted to raise Catholic kids? If you can’t agree, it’s sadly time to give up. Good luck!
And for the record, my Catholic boyfriend and I are planning to pursue raising Jewish kids.
I myself am on the other end, I am Catholic and my now ex is Jewish, we dated for 8 months the first time when religion got in the way. She knew I was willing to convert, be part of holidays and I would want to raise any children Jewish. After almost 2 very hard years of trying to be friends we got back together for 9 months and now religion has made it’s way back. I really admire you for trying as true love for someone is rarely found and it’s not worth giving up, I wish you and your boyriend the best of luck.