Marketing Materials for Program Providers
Derived from the Greek word for "assembly," a Jewish house of prayer. Synagogue refers to both the room where prayer services are held and the building where it occurs. In Yiddish, "shul." Reform synagogues are often called "temple."
The spring holiday commemorating the Exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The Hebrew name is "Pesach."
Reform synagogues are often called "temple." "The Temple" refers to either the First Temple, built by King Solomon in 957 BCE in Jerusalem, or the Second Temple, which replaced the First Temple and stood on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem from 516 BCE to 70 CE.
From your website to your membership packets, everything can be created to welcome interfaith families.
- Recommendations for Creating a Welcoming Website
Word of mouth publicity is no longer sufficient in the age of hyper connectivity to spread the message of your welcome. Your website will increasingly serve as the primary introduction of your community to potential members.
- Organizational Affiliate Badge
Your organization is a member of the InterfaithFamily.com Network. You promote your events and activities to individuals and families of all makeups, including interfaith couples and families. You've followed our suggestions for creating an inclusive website. But you're still looking for an easy, visual way to show visitors to your site that you're welcoming of their relationships and families. Use the provided code to add a welcoming image to your organization's website!
- Interfaith Families' Programming Preferences
InterfaithFamily.com (IFF) has conducted online December Holidays surveys and Passover/Easter surveys each year since 2004. Starting in December 2009, four consecutive surveys have included the question: "Would you prefer to attend a program that is described as a program 'for interfaith families' or a program for everyone that is not described as 'for interfaith families.'" This data confirms the need for organizations to develop and market programming specifically created for interfaith families.
- Interfaith Families Pamphlet
Temple Emanuel, a Conservative synagogue in Newton Centre, MA, offers an explanation of its policies regarding interfaith families, to help interfaith families feel more welcomed into their community.
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