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.
Ulrik Gutkin didn’t really feel Jewish until his son Felix was born. Now he wants to pass on the connection – but how? His Danish Christian wife doesn’t want their son to be raised Jewish or Christian and is resolutely against circumcision. Ulrik can trace his Jewish Danish ancestors four generations back. This likeable interfaith couple will not rest with easy answers as they struggle to define their young family.
Paired with two related short films: Michal, Matthias and the Unborn Child and Hasan Everywhere.
For more information about the film visit http://www.meandthejewishthing.com