By Laurie Nodie
Personal narrative from a Catholic woman who married a Jewish man and continued to raise his son Jewish, but also introduced him to secular Christian rituals, to the ex-wife’s dismay.
By Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik
Professional view from a rabbi defending his and his synagogue’s policy to welcome non-Jewish partners in interfaith marriages, but prohibit them from participating in ritual practices.
By Jennifer Morris
Ever since her first Christmas with their family, she's loved being a Jew at her in-law's special holiday.
By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff
General information about the potential of holidays to unify or divide families, and the importance of ensuring that family and synagogue celebrations are inclusive and encouraging to interfaith families.
By Dr. Judith Davis
Professional advice on how bar/bat mizvah marks a time of transition for the whole family, not just the twelve or thirteen year-old: the parents’ relationship with each other has matured, the grandparents are getting older, and these
By Alexandra J. Wall
A story about how the director of the Institute for Jewish & Community Research reached out for Jews of various races and ethnicities after he and his wife adopted a black child.
By Alizah Salario
Review of Knocked Up, a hit comedy about a Jewish stoner who accidentally impregnates a gorgeous non-Jewish entertainment reporter.
By Ronnie Friedland
Review of Lea Pool’s Set Me Free, a film about a teenage girl growing up in an impoverished interfaith home.
By Julie Wiener
Personal narrative from a Jewish woman reflecting on how her interfaith family keeps Christmas at arm’s length.
By Rabbi Jonathan Kraus
The personal narrative of a rabbi who is unsure how much attention to give to interfaith families and how aggressive to be with the non-Jewish spouse in encouraging Judaism.