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.
Cleveland's Jewish community is doing something right in integrating interfaith families. Cleveland has a lower rate of interfaith marriage and 66% of interfaith families are raising Jewish kids. But, why?
Come interact with Ruth Abrams, and learn how interfaith families are making it work in the Jewish community, learn how the community can be supportive, and discover some tools to make raising kids in an interfaith family easier.