Welcome to IFF/Boston!
interfaith [in-ter-feyth]: adjective 1. of, operating, or occurring between persons belonging to different religions.
We at InterfaithFamily understand that the definition goes far beyond Webster’s.
How do you interfaith?…Interfaith relationship? Intercultural relationship? Interfaith children or grandchildren? Child of an interfaith family?
We have a knack for that! And many, many resources to help you celebrate Judaism your way…Come join us! Rabbi Jillian Cameron would love the opportunity to meet you over a cup of coffee….or email!
Want to meet other interfaith/intercultural couples? We’re making it easy in 2018! Coffee & Conversations, our monthly informal get-togethers, are coming to a coffee house near you. Here’s our line-up through March; just click on the dates for more detail.
January 25: Caffe Nero, Jamaica Plain
February 7: Panera Bread, Cambridge
February 15: Gulu-Gulu Cafe, Salem
March 28: Caffe Nero, Jamaica Plain
90 Oak Street, 4th Floor
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
Contact: Jane Maine
January 6, 1:30PM
As part of the Havurah’s commitment to social justice, we non-Muslims want to learn more about Islam. If you want that too, read Tamim Ansary’s “Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Muslim Eyes” and come discuss it at Havurat Shalom. This group will be led by a Havurah member and meet each Saturday […]
January 9, 6:30PM
Group will provide the community and support for women who are experiencing their first pregnancy. A place to discuss at length all the questions and concerns that are not covered in books or during your often brief doctor’s appointments. A space to honor the transition into motherhood, offer resources, self-care techniques, and friendship that will […]
January 11, 7:00PM
Join us for a monthly Niddah Salon at Mayyim Hayyim. Niddah is the practice of abstaining from sexual intimacy around the time of the menstrual cycle. The Niddah Salon will help participants think through the way niddah impacts issues of femininity, sexuality, and our connection to Jewish tradition. Using Jewish texts and shared experiences as […]
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There is extraordinary news this morning: according to a demographic study of Boston’s Jewish community released today, 60 percent of intermarried households are raising their children Jewish. Michaal Paulson of the Boston Globe did a front-page story on this remarkable development this morning, and the news is clearly striking a chord. As of 9:20 a.m. […]
If you read The Jewish Week, you’ve seen Marvin Schick’s ads before. Tucked towards the back, they occupy a horizontal half-page and are all-text (small type) editorials on matters of import in the Jewish community. I rarely read them, but his ad from last week–which is also online on his blog–caught my attention. Titled “As […]
This post originally appeared on www.edumundcase.com and is reprinted with permission. The interfaith marriage news since the High Holidays has continued to be positive for the most part. I was especially pleased to read Rabbi Micah Streiffer’s Yom Kippur sermon announcing that he was going to start officiating at weddings for interfaith couples. I say “especially” because Rabbi Streiffer […]
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The Director of InterfaithFamily/Boston, Rabbi Jillian Cameron, is available to couples and families to talk about issues, introduce you to interfaith family-friendly organizations and programs, and to personally help you find Jewish clergy for officiation at life cycle events. Contact her at boston@ interfaithfamily.com or (617) 581-6857 and read more about her.