Article Archive

Growing Up in an Interfaith Family

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  • Seeking Acceptance

    By Edward Zachary Ableser

    The personal narrative of a man in an interfaith family who had planned to get confirmed in his mother’s Catholic Church and become a Bar Mitzvah in his father’s Jewish faith until both ceremonies called off after his rabbi and priest suggeste

    Date: 07-20-2007
  • Untitled for Now

    By Hana Daley

    The personal narrative of a young woman who learned, after years of studying Judaism and becoming a Bat Mitzvah, that she was not considered Jewish by her Conservative/Orthodox synagogue because her mother wasn’t Jewish.

    Date: 07-23-2007
  • Born Without a Name

    By Tiffany Collins

    Personal narrative from a woman whose mother is an Israeli Jew and whose father is an Iranian Muslim.

    Date: 08-15-2007
  • My Glass House

    By Johanna Karasik

    The personal narrative of a young woman who was raised by a Catholic mother and a half-Jewish father and went on a religious journey which led her to Judaism.

    Date: 07-20-2007
  • Better Left Undefined

    By Jasmin Singer

    Personal narrative from the child of a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father (and step-father), about the mixture of Christmas and Hanukkah in her childhood home--and her rejection of religion.

    Date: 08-15-2007
  • Honoring My Mother

    By Andi Rosenthal

    The personal narrative of a woman trying to choose a Hebrew name for her conversion, while honoring both her Jewish and non-Jewish family.

    Date: 08-08-2007
  • Passing Down Identity

    By Achat Mishelanu

    Personal narrative from the daughter of an Italian Catholic mom and an Israeli dad reflecting on her Jewish identity, and her gaps in Jewish knowledge.

    Date: 08-07-2007
  • The Price of Intermarriage?

    By Sarah R. Heilbronner

    A young Jewish woman considers whether she would marry a non-Jew, creating an interfaith family like the one in which she grew up.

    Date: 07-23-2007
  • Study of Interfaith Kids Upends Ideas of Identity

    By Jennifer Siegel

    A news article about a recent study of children of interfaith families which found that they maintain strong cultural ties to the Jewish community, despite low levels of religious identification.

    Date: 08-03-2007
  • Choosing Judaism and Wanting to Pass It Down

    By Johanna Karasik

    The personal narrative of a young woman who was raised in by interfaith parents but chose Judaism and remains unsure if growing up in an interfaith family will affect her decision to marry someone Jewish or raise her children Jewish.

    Date: 07-20-2007

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