By Helen Teitelbaum
Reprinted news article about the Conservative Movement’s intro to Judaism courses, which have recently been opened to non-Jewish partners, in hopes that acquiring knowledge of Judaism will lead to conversion.
By Robert Leiter
Reprinted news article from The New York Times describing divergent professional interpretations of trends in American Jewry--present and future.
By Dina Kraft
Reprinted news article about the reasoning behind Israel’s decision to only recognize Orthodox conversions, and examples of some of the problems that decision causes.
By Edmund Case
Professional view from Ed Case describing InterfaithFaimly.com and the important outreach and networking work it does.
By Edmund Case
Review of Opening the Gates: How Proactive Conversion Can Revitalize the Jewish Community, a mostly positive review by Ed Case, whose biggest concern is "Why couldn’t Tobin call for "proactive inclusion" instead of proacti
By Eli Kintisch
Profile of Rahm Emanuel, the newest Jewish Democrat in the House of Representatives, with a focus on his Israeli roots and observant Jewish family.
By Felice Indinoli Bochman
Personal narrative from a woman whose parents raised her Catholic but still embraces Jewish culture due to her mother’s Jewish background.
By Rabbi Jerome Epstein
Reprinted professional view from rabbi Jerome Epstein, executive director of the Conservative movement, explaining a new initiative to Jewishly engage and educate the children of interfaith couples.
By Rabbi David Ellenson
Editorial from leaders of the Jewish Outreach Institute and the Reform movement’s seminary saying that the Jewish community should reconsider its approach to outreach to intermarried couples, and focus less on conversion.
By Elliott Abrams
Reprinted editorial and professional advice advocating outreach to interfaith families who have shown interest in Judaism, and criticizing programs that reach out to the unaffiliated and uninterested as a waste of scarce resources, further, t