InterfaithFamily is the premier resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our new InterfaithFamily/Your Community initiative providing coordinated comprehensive offerings in local communities.
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From The LGBTQ Archives: Spirituality
Some of our favorite articles from the LGBTQ archive about spirituality, Jewish journeys and the intersection of religion and queer identities:
- Locked Doors: news article about the Orthodox gay community, and their scholarly and social efforts to gain acceptance.
- Negotiating Queer Identities: Queer, Interfaith Couples Share their Stories: General information about interfaith gay and lesbian couples and their seeming nonchalance about being interfaith, an identity which is trumped by their queer identity.
- Bridging Differences in Gay and Lesbian Interfaith Partnerships: professional view from a gay rabbi about the special and differing needs and expectations gay interfaith couples have of synagogues.
- I Chose a Non-Jew — and the Non-Jew Chose Judaism: personal narrative of a woman whose partner converted to Judaism while she remained conflicted.
- My Name Is My Prayer: the daughter of an interfaith family, who was not raised as a Jew, discusses the importance of the Hebrew name she picked when she converted.
- Review of The Choosing by Andrea Myers: full of anecdotes that are both familiar and provocative, Myers reminds us that there's more than one way to create an interfaith family.
Hebrew for "my master," the term refers to a spiritual leader and teacher of Torah. Often, but not always, a rabbi is the leader of a synagogue congregation.