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.
I just joined this site and would like to share my story. My immediate family, parents and 3 brothers and I became christians about 11 years ago. For the past 2 years my parents and youngest brother have moved away from the church (messianic church) and have started attending a orthodox jewish synagogue. A couple of months ago they informed me and they had decided to convert to judasim and had renounced Jesus as the messiah. I was horrified and shocked. Mainly that they had turned their backs on our beliefs and also that they had not told us (my 2 brothers and I) about their process. Another issue….mainly why I am writing in this section is that I am still a christian and just started dating a christian guy. We have become quite serious even though it’s only been a couple of months. However, I don’t know how to tell him about my parents. Has anyone been in this situation? I’m afraid that he will leave once I tell him of my parents…but I don’t want to lie to him and he needs to know if things lead to marriage. I am not converting but of course my parents would like me to. I also dont know how to tell my parents about my christian bf since they are now Jewish.
Any comments would be great…I dont want to mess up either of my relationships.