By Stuart Schoffman
A man’s reflection on a Bat Mitzvah he attended where the girl’s mother had converted to Judaism and non-Jewish family members were present at the service.
By Rabbi Sanford Seltzer
Professional view from a rabbi describing some of the problematic interfaith relationships he has encountered, with advice for how to avoid them: discuss children and religious and cultural experience and values early, and listen.
By Rena Mello
A woman’s personal narrative as she contemplates converting to Judaism, the faith of her husband and children, so that she won’t feel disconnected or excluded from her family.
By Jim Ball
Personal narrative by a Jew-by-choice about the expectations and realities of his first trip to Israel.
By Curt Schleier
Profile of Mare Winningham, actress best-known for her role in St. Elmo’s Fire, singer and Jew-by-choice.
By Paulette Cohn
Review of Guiding Light, a daytime drama that tells the ongoing story of a pair of interfaith lovers--a Jewish woman and a non-Jewish man.
By Ami Eden
Reprinted news article about the Reform movement’s decision to hire intermarried and patrilineal Jews as religious school teachers--the Conservative movement only accepts matrilineally Jewish "rabbis, cantors, youth workers, educators or execut
By Dina Kraft
Reprinted news and general information article about the frustrations of liberal and secular Israelis at Israel’s stringent marriage laws. There are no civil unions in Israel, and only Orthodox ceremonies constitute legal marriages,
By Dan Izenberg
Reprinted news article about controversy over a new Israeli law that grants automatic citizenship to children of interfaith Israeli-Palestinian parents.
By Edmund Case
Professional view from Ed Case about the Jewish choices and identities of interfaith couples and families, as collected from an InterfaithFamily.com essay contest.