When my husband read an early draft of this essay, he asked, "Why doesn't her partner have to support our daughter? After all, they agreed to raise children as Jews." What does it mean to raise a Jewish child?
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.
ChaiMitzvah is an 8 month program for people after bar/bat mitzvah age who want to engage in study, social justice and taking on new spiritual/religious practices. Groups meet monthly for learning and sharing. A new group of 8-10 people in interfaith relationships (either or both the Jewish partner or partner who isn't Jewish can join) is forming to start in the fall. Come for an informational meeting to learn more.