A Michigan Yankee in Israel’s Court

Personal narrative about a Protestant intermarried man’s growing understanding of his Jewish wife’s feelings of love, attachment, and responsibility toward Israel.

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You’re Raising Them What? Telling Your Parents You are Raising Jewish Kids

A Protestant man describes how he and his Jewish wife prepared to tell his parents that they planned to raise Jewish kids, but they still really wanted his parents’ help in raising them.

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Purim: When You Can Throw a Sponge at the Rabbi’s Face

Personal narrative from a non-Jewish man on the enjoyment his interfaith family gets from Purim.

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Interfaith Curveballs: Issues I Hadn’t Anticipated

Personal narrative from a Protestant man describing how he and his wife had worked out many big interfaith issues before getting married, yet also describing some of the many issues they’ve realized they had initially overlooked

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Traveling with My Family

Personal narrative from an intermarried Protestant man who is raising Jewish children describing his fear at the growing anti-Semitism in Europe and violence in Israel, and how it makes him feel differently about world travel to know that he has a Jewi

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A New Book to Help Your Interfaith Marriage: Review of Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage

Review of Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage, by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky with Joan Peterson Litman is a how-to guide for any couple in a serious interfaith relationship.

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Keeping the Faith: Why I Have Chosen to Maintain My Christian Religion in My Jewish Family

A man’s personal narrative on maintaining his Christian faith in his Jewish family.

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Praying in Our Interfaith Family

Personal narrative from a non-Jewish man about the similarities between prayers at his church and his wife’s synagogue.

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Dad Daughter Dog and a Talk about God

Personal narrative from a Protestant man relating his enlightening conversation about God with his Jewish daughters.

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When We First Discover Our Religious and Cultural Differences

Personal narrative from a Protestant man married to a Jewish woman remembering how they first met as freshmen at college.

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Why We Chose a Jewish Early-Childhood Center for Our Children

The personal narrative of a Christian man and the decision he made with his Jewish wife to send his daughters to a Jewish daycare center. 

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What Goes Around Will Probably Come Around

A non-Jewish dad raising his children Jewishly wonders what he would do if his children marry non-Jews.

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Raising My Kids Jewish, When I’m Protestant

The personal narrative of a Protestant man raising his daughters Jewish who “helps” them celebrate the Jewish holidays, while they “help” him and his parents celebrate Christmas.

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My Daughter Is Going to Jewish Camp: Am I Ready?

Personal narrative from a Protestant dad raising Jewish kids about his hesitation to send his daughter to Jewish summer camp.

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The Confusion Argument

Interfaith families in Ann Arbor find that their children aren’t confused at the holidays since they decided to teach Judaism year-round.

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Ten Tips to Avoiding Conflict in an Interfaith Marriage

An advice article giving ten tips for having a successful interfaith marriage– including communication, participation and planning.

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If I Can’t Play Santa Claus, at Least I Can Be the Tooth Fairy: What I Need for Myself as the Christian Member of the Family

Personal narrative by a Protestant man who is raising Jewish children, describing how even though he cannot dress up as Santa Claus and surprise his kids with presents in the morning, his role as the tooth fairy is nearly as good. READ MORE

Extending a Welcome to Extended Family

Personal narrative from an intermarried Protestant man about how important it is that he and his wife include their extended families in family events.

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The High Holidays: New Year, New Traditions

Personal narrative from a Christian man relating his experiences celebrating the Jewish High Holidays with his children.

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Our “Jewish-ish” Wedding

Personal narrative about how a couple planned their interfaith wedding and the logistical challenges they overcame.

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Our Most Challenging Interfaith Topic: What Religion Would Our Children Have?

Personal narrative article about the process a couple went through after getting engaged, for two years before they married, trying to decide in what religion to raise their children.

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I Have to Admit, I’m Glad We Had Girls

Personal narrative from an intermarried Presbyterian man who introduced his extended family to Judaism through his girls’ baby-naming ceremonies.

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Thanksgiving: The Interfaith Family’s

Personal narrative from an intermarried man describing how Thanksgiving is both the easiest and most difficult holiday for his family:??it?s the one where he and his wife feel equally?comfortable and knowledgable,?but it is also the

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How Jews Can Help Their Christian Partners During the High Holidays: A Protestant Perspective

Personal narrative from a Protestant describing his feelings about High Holiday services and suggesting how Jews can help their non-Jewish friends and family feel more at ease during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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Eggs and Plagues: Handling Easter and Passover in Our Interfaith Family

Personal narrative about a family that is raising their kids as Jews, but those Jewish kids help their Protestant dad to celebrate his holidays, too.

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The December Delight

Personal narrative from the Protestant half of an intermarried couple describing how his family has negotiated the December Dilemma:  they have made it a delight by spending both Christmas and Hanukkah with family and friends.

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‘Tis the Season to Be Ironic

Personal narrative from a Protestant man raising Jewish children on how the family “helps” his parents celebrate Christmas at his parents’ house every year.

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“Will Santa Bring Me Presents, Even If I’m Jewish”

Personal narrative about how one Protestant-Jewish interfaith couple decided to handle the Christmas-Hanukkah presents dillema:? the kids would recieve their main presents on on Hanukkah, but when they got together with their Christian cousins on

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A Protestant Dad Discovers Shabbat

Personal narrative about how an intermarried family celebrates Shabbat, and how the tradition developed without consciously planning to do it regularly.

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Sukkot: A Chance to Change Your Routines and Have Some Fun

Personal narrative and general information about Sukkot, and the magical way in which a sukkah, a temporary hut, transformed one interfaith family?s backyard for a week.

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A Kiwi on the Seder Plate

Personal narrative about a man who is not Jewish in an interfaith family who leads his family’s Passover seder.

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My Childhood Versus My Children’s

A man describes the differences between his Protestant upbringing and the Jewish upbringing of his two daughters.

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Anti-Semitism: Now It’s My Problem, Too

Personal narrative of an intermarried Protestant man who sees anti-Semitism differently now that it’s a direct threat to his wife and daughters. 

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When My Jewish Child Asks Me about God: A Christian Parent’s Perspective

The personal narrative of a Christian man who is caught off guard when his young, Jewish daughter asks him about God.

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Helping My Christian Parents Understand Their Grandchildren’s Judaism

Personal narrative by an intermarried Protetant man describing his parents? active participation and appreciation in his wife?s and children?s Judaism.

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