Rabbi Reuben advises parents of children of dating age to think about the values rather than the religious backgrounds they would like potential partners to have.
Christians in interfaith couples often ask why their non-religious Jewish partners want to raise Jewish children.
One of the questions that interfaith couples ask me more than any other when it comes to raising children is, "Why can't we raise them as both?"
The right answer is the process and the approach.
The first suggestion I always have for couples is to be yourself. You're meeting this person's parents because your partner trusts you, believes in you, loves you.
Suggestions from an experienced rabbi for how to plan an interfaith wedding.
A sermon recounting the blessing of helping a woman and her non-Jewish husband celebrate their son's bar mitzvah.
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben is at Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He received his ordination from HUC-JIR in 1976 and is a member of the CCAR and the RRA. He officiates at interfaith weddings.
Essay from a rabbi arguing that the High Holidays are a bad way to introduce a non-Jewish partner to Judaism, but the cultural aspects of the holidays can be an opportunity for interfaith families.