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Growing Up in an Interfaith Family

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  • Why I Started The Half-Jewish Network

    By Robin Margolis

    Why doesn't the Jewish community reach out to us in the same way that it reaches out to interfaith couples? My story--and the story of the Half-Jewish Network-- may hold some clues.

    Date: 09-19-2008
  • Half-Jewish: Starting a Wholesome Conversation

    By Benjamin Greene

    Why do adult children of interfaith families use the term "half-Jewish" about themselves?

    Date: 07-19-2010
  • How to Meet Your Great-Great-Grandparents: Filling In Your Interfaith Family Tree

    By Cynthia Spikell

    A Jewish genealogy expert gives an introduction to the tools for researching your family history.

    Date: 06-16-2010
  • Are We Still an Interfaith Family?

    By Esther Shchory

    Personal narrative from the Jewish daughter of a Sephardic man and an English woman whose interfaith parents now live nearby her in Israel--and still invite her over for Christmas.

    Date: 08-10-2007
  • Jewish and Muslim? Yes. Interesting? Maybe.

    By Rochelle Terman

    While others might consider it something exotic, she found her childhood in an interfaith Muslim-Jewish household pretty normal.

    Date: 09-12-2008
  • Rabbi is All Jewish, But Still Misses Christmas

    By Beth Nichols

    Rabbi draws on her own life experiences in advocating for children of intermarriage to forge a fully Jewish identity that honors their non-Jewish parents' cultural experience.

    Date: 03-03-2008
  • Not the Only One

    By Yonit de Metz

    Going to college in Iowa on a National Hispanic Merit Scholarship, she wanted to know, "Are there Jews here?"

    Date: 04-23-2010
  • Half and Half

    By Sophie Friedman

    After being told she was a "half Jew" at Hebrew school, she's had much of her life to sort through Jewish identity. Spoiler alert: she's a "whole Jew"!

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • I'm a Jew Just Like You

    By Joelle Asaro Berman

    A patrilineal Jew discovers that some in the Jewish community do not recognize her strong Jewish identity.

    Date: 02-26-2008
  • My Italian Catholic Grandmother And My Jewish Upbringing

    By Rachel Mauro

    Her grandmother was her role model, though Nana was Catholic and Rachel is Jewish.

    Date: 04-15-2009

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