While many critics doubt whether the children of intermarriage will identify as Jewish over the long term, at IFF we constantly run into examples of children from mixed marriages who identify as Jewish.
Two interesting recent examples include:
Ashley’s Mother, Lisa Morris Tisdale, is Jewish (her father Mike is not), and Ashley identifies as Jewish. Her family attends High Holiday services at a Los Angeles-area synagogue.
In other news, our friend Kathy Kahn, the national director of outreach and membership for the Union of Reform Judaism, will be the scholar-in-residence this weekend (Jan. 19-21) at Suburban Temple – Kol Ami, a Reform synagogue in Beachwood, Ohio. This article in the Cleveland Jewish News details her thoughts on the importance of reaching out to the intermarried.
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