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  • Patrilineal Descent and the Conservative Movement

    By Julie Wiener

    Many Orthodox and Conservative Jewish leaders worried the Reform movement's 1983 decision to affirm the children of Jewish fathers as Jews would divide the Jewish people. That doesn't seem to have happened.

    Date: 11-30-2009
  • Conservative Judaism Soft-Pedals Conversion In Outreach to Interfaith Families

    By Stewart Ain

    The Conservative movement in Judaism thought encouraging non-Jewish partners in interfaith families to convert was the best way to do outreach. They don't think so anymore.

    Date: 07-10-2009
  • The Last Taboo: Intermarried Rabbis

    By Julie Wiener

    A Jewish writer on interfaith marriage who is married to a Catholic man thinks intermarriage for rabbis might go too far.

    Date: 06-25-2009
  • A Tale of Two Immersions

    By Debbie Burton

    When I accompanied my children to their conversion, I felt excluded. Many years later, when I became a Jew, I felt warmly welcomed.

    Date: 08-14-2009
  • Belonging

    By Faye Rapoport DesPres

    A bar mitzvah is always a happy family event. This one was also deeply healing.

    Date: 08-10-2010
  • We've Come a Long Way When It Comes to Outreach

    By Rabbi Mayer W. Selekman

    What has become perfectly clear is that more and more congregations are finding ways to embrace and engage their entire congregational family, including the intermarried among them.

    Date: 11-23-2009
  • Conservative Judaism

    An introduction to Conservative Judaism, its practices and beliefs and views on intermarriage and conversion.

    Date: 02-01-2012
  • Conservative Conundrum

    By Meri Phillips

    Growing up in a Conservative Jewish family, with intermarried parents, Meri never felt like she fully fit in. Now she's trying to find a religious home for her own family, and is torn by the Conservative movement's attitudes toward intermarriage.

    Date: 04-23-2013
  • What is Your Synagogue's Policy on Opening the Ark?

    By InterfaithFamily

    IFF/Your Community asks local rabbis what their synagogues' policies are on people who are not Jewish opening the ark.

    Date: 10-15-2014

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