Many people and organizations in the Greater Boston Jewish community welcome the participation and involvement of interfaith couples and families.
This page, made possible by generous funding from Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston (CJP), is your entryway into that welcoming community. Here you will find links to InterfaithFamily.com's Network listings of:
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Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston (CJP), the Boston Federation, is a national pioneer in supporting and funding outreach to the intermarried. In its 1998 Strategic Plan, CJP declared: "To fulfill the Biblical imperative to welcome the stranger and newcomer, we must reinforce and increase our efforts to be open and welcoming to interfaith families, to help and support them in the hope that they will find meaning in Jewish life, choose to create Jewish families, participate in Jewish communal activities and support Jewish institutions." CJP funds each of the Greater Boston major providers of outreach programs. You can learn more about these programs by visiting CJP's page for Interfaith Couples and Families..
Major Providers of Outreach Programs
Reform Judaism Boston, the URJ (Reform Movement) offers an extensive array of programs for interfaith couples and individuals exploring Judaism including: A Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious?, a free, three-session class on the relevance of Judaism in today's world; Introduction to Judaism, a sixteen-week course for individuals/interfaith couples exploring Judaism or considering conversion and Yours, Mine & Ours, a discussion group for interfaith couples to strengthen their communication skills and understanding about each other's faith backgrounds. These programs are coordinated by Joyce Schwartz, Maria Benet and Dr. Paula Brody. To contact them and for more information, click here.
The Jewish Discovery Institute is offered by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (Conservative Movement) New England Region, together with the New England Region of the Rabbinical Assembly. The Jewish Discovery Institute conducts an Introduction to Judaism course, as well as educational programs for interfaith families. These programs are coordinated by Rabbi Braham David. To contact him and for more information, click here.
The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston welcomes interfaith families with their six well respected early childhood centers and community, family-friendly holiday programs featuring music, storytelling and the arts to introduce children and parents to Jewish life and practices. Enrichment classes are also offered for children and adults. The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston offers programs in the Newton, South Shore and Metrowest communities. Please click here for more information.
Current Programs and Events
For information on upcoming programs and events of special interest to interfaith couples and families in the Greater Boston area click on the city you are interested in:
Click on any of the following links to find more information about these Jewish organizations who welcome and work with interfaith families and couples in Greater Boston:
Synagogues and Havurot (Secular and Humanist)
Synagogues and Havurot (Unaffiliated)
Other Jewish Organizations Who Welcome and Work With Interfaith Couples and Families
Programs for families with young children
Cemeteries and Funeral Homes
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