Article Archive

Growing Up in an Interfaith Family

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  • Ruminations from a Jewish Journey

    By Sarah Bassin

    Personal narrative from a woman who realized in Israel that some of her negative thoughts about Israel were mere "knee-jerk liberalism," and who returned with a determination to help others wrestle with their Judaism, as she does.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Growing Up Jewish ... with Christian Parents

    By Elyssa Mosbacher

    Reprinted news article about four Jewish children, ages 5-18, whose parents died tragically, and the (Christian) parents who adopted them were committed to continuing their Jewish education, so they enrolled them in Jewish day

    Date: 11-06-2006
  • Dolphin Skins in the Desert and the Making of a Miraculous Bar Mitzvah

    By Beth Gilbert

    Reprinted profile of Mason Washauer, the son of divorced interfaith parents, who decided he wanted a Jewish education, and so travels seventy miles twice a week to a synagogue in Missouri.

    Date: 08-14-2007
  • The Challenge of Being Me

    By Kyra Davis

    Personal narrative from a black Jewish woman who isn’t a misfit and has experienced little racism or anti-Semitism.

    Date: 12-26-2006
  • She Wants Revenge's Justin Warfield: A Profile in Black and White

    By Karla S. Blume

    Feature on Justin Warfield, lead singer of She Wants Revenge, who’s got nothing but gratitude for his Russian-Romanian-Jewish-Southern-African-American upbringing.

    Date: 12-26-2006
  • Being "Both": Claiming Dual Identity as a Biracial Jew

    By Lisa W. Rosenberg

    Personal narrative from a woman whose Jewish mother and black father were united by civil rights and who began exploring her heritage in college.

    Date: 12-26-2006
  • Tips to Engage Your Family in the New Jewish Year

    By Rabbi Arthur P. Nemitoff

    Professional advice from a rabbi about how to celebrate the High Holidays as an interfaith family at home, but the paramount importance of going to synagogue.

    Date: 08-03-2006
  • NJPS Findings on Jewish Students Drive Debate about Interfaith Future

    By Joe Berkofsky

    Reprinted news article about the Jewish identity of college-aged Americans, both from interfaith families and families with two (or a single) Jewish parent.  Discusses interdating, percentage of Jewish friends, and denominational affiliation,

    Date: 07-14-2006
  • Making Religious Choices for Our Children

    By Arlene Sarah Chernow

    An advice article discussing how to make religious decisions for children of interfaith parents and revealing common misconceptions of interfaith families.

    Date: 07-24-2007
  • Albert Einstein and Lasagna: Our Daughter's Jewish-Italian Bat Mitzvah

    By Deborah Freeman

    Personal narrative about the preparations for an interfaith family’s secular Bat Mitzvah, in which her step-brother and father’s Catholicism played a meaningful role.

    Date: 07-18-2006

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