A mother worries whether her non-Jewish family and friends will feel comfortable at her son’s bar mitzvah.
Rather than feeling overwhelmed by Rosh Hoshanah and Yom Kippur services, this year, approach these awesome holiday observances in ways that allow you to fill what could be empty observances with both meaning and spirit.
Some interfaith families live too far from the closest synagogue to visit regularly, or the synagogues nearby aren’t welcoming to interfaith families, or they don’t meet anyone’s spiritual needs. Sometimes starting your own interfaith-friendly Jewish community is the solution.
Outreach experts tell parents in interfaith families how to introduce Yom Kippur to their children
We used to celebrate Christmas at home before my husband converted to Judaism. Now that his mom is coming for a visit, we’re going to put up a tree again, for her.
Personal narrative by a Jewish woman whose husband converted, and who is raising Jewish kids, yet who has never discussed the religious upbringing of her children with her in-laws, and knows that they are uncomfortable with hearing their grandchildren
Though they came from different religions, they shared a spiritual quest. Now he is Jewish, but not interested in spirituality. She needs the lessons that successful interfaith marriage can teach.
The personal narrative of a woman who decided, with her non-Jewish husband, to raise her children Jewish, and was able to expose Judaism to Christian step-children as well.
The personal narrative of a Jewish woman whose Southern Baptist husband helped to teach her about tolerance when he converted to Judaism.