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Growing Up in an Interfaith Family

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  • Teenagers In Love

    By Gabbie Wynschenk

    Three high school students from interfaith families discuss their love for Judaism, for their families and for their Jewish youth group, BBYO.

    Date: 05-19-2009
  • Affirming My Jewish Identity in America

    By Lily Shaffer

    Her senior project on The Changing Face of Judaism put this young daughter of interfaith marriage through a lot of changes herself.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Catholic to Kugel

    By Michella Ore

    This thoughtful teenager's mom is African-American and Catholic. Her dad is Jewish. She's been raised Catholic, but has decided to convert to Judaism.

    Date: 06-10-2009
  • Yeehaa! Oh --And Shalom

    By Sara Cukerbaum

    I told them that growing up surrounded by two families of differing beliefs provoked thought and acceptance.

    Date: 08-15-2008
  • Birthright Israel Next Monologues: Ruby Marez

    By Ruby Marez

    In honor of Israel Independence Day, a young woman of mixed Jewish and Puerto Rican heritage tells about reclaiming both identities.

    Date: 04-29-2009
  • A Personal Synthesis: Bat Mitzvah in a Secular Humanist Congregation

    By Emily Dyke

    The daughter of an interfaith marriage reflects on her identity--she's comfortable with calling herself "half-Jewish."

    Date: 01-20-2010
  • The Play-It-Down Jew: Should I Tell People I'm 25% Jewish?

    By Rebecca DiLiberto

    Personal narrative from the child of interfaith marriage who is often reluctant to reveal her Jewishness.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • I'm Jewish. Say Amen, Somebody

    By Janice Aron

    A graduate student in psychology studying interfaith marriage reflects on what growing up in an interfaith family meant to her.

    Date: 10-29-2008
  • The Making of a Jew

    By Rachel Flynn

    Her adoptive father, a lapsed Catholic, participated in raising her as a Jew and converted to Judaism when she was in her twenties.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Going to Church With My Jewish Father

    By Charlotte Gordon

    Her father rejected Judaism, but passed on a family heritage rich in music.

    Date: 06-26-2008

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