By Cara Nissman
A news article discussing the increasing number of interfaith families that recognize Judaism as their main religion.
By Julie Wiener
Reprinted news article about changing Jewish demographics, including synagogue and denomenation affiliation, geographic location, and age and income distribution.
By Rabbi Helen T. Cohn
A rabbi’s reflection on how Jews by choice often show more enthusiastic interest in the religion and community than Jews by birth.
By Dru Greenwood
A woman recalls her father-in-law’s past and reflects upon changes in society with respect to Jews and interfaith couples.
By Magnus Bennett
Reprinted news article about a hugely successful outreach effort in Prague, when thousands of people attended a Hanukkah event at a time when the Jewish community is just starting to accept alternatives to Orthodoxy.
By Bobbie Friedman
Personal narrative about how a support group helped a parent deal with her mixed feelings about her daughter’s engagement. The group helped her feel she was not alone and strengthened her communication with her daughter.
By Linda Krauss
Personal narrative about what one Jew-by-choice tells her teenage children about interdating: she hopes that they will choose Jewish partners, since she feels a responsibility to Jewish continuity in the face of large-scale intermarriage.
By Charles McMillan
The personal narrative of a Christian man involved in the interfaith group at his local synagogue.
By Rabbi David Wolfman
Letter from the former head of the UAHC (now URJ) Regional Council’s outreach department arguing that the Reform movement is still committed to outreach in the wake of 2003 cuts to the outreach budget.
By Lynne Wolfe
Reprinted news article about the creation and first inductees of the Outreach Hall of Fame, created by the Jewish Outreach Institute.