Grandparenting

Are your children or grandchildren intermarried? Figuring out the best way to share your Jewish identity with your grandchildren can be tricky but incredibly rewarding. Below is a list of articles and resources on the InterfaithFamily website, as well as some external links, to help you with the ongoing issues grandparents of intermarried children and […]

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Broken Line

Personal narrative by a Jewish grandma of grandchildren who are being raised Catholic, expressing her feelings of unease and discomfort about the situation.

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How My Non-Jewish Father Embraced My Interfaith Family’s Bar Mitzvah

A personal narrative from a non-Jewish mom discussing her child?s bar mitzvah: how they created an informational booklet, how she felt about the ceremony, and her father?s enthusiastic response to the event.

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Grandparents: The Hidden Link in Interfaith Marriages

Professional advice and personal narrative about the potential of grandparents to be powerful spiritual guides to interfaith grandchildren.

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Our Son’s Naming Ceremony

Personal narrative from an interfaith couple who decided on a naming ceremony, instead of a bris, for their son.

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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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Thoughts on Being a Bubbie

Personal narrative?by a bubbie (Jewish grandmother), all of whose grandchildren are being raised as Jews, despite?changes in a family complexion due to divorce and intermarriage.

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Shabbat War Is Ruining My Summer Family Vacation

In this reprint from the Forward’s Seesaw column, Jane Larkin offers advice to someone who can’t get on the same page with his mother about his interfaith family.

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Triplets’ Upcoming B’nai Mitzvah Shows the Power of Three

Reprinted from the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, this story shows the incredible role a grandparent has in her grandchildren’s lives

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Being a Jewish Grandparent at Christmas Time

Ruth Nemzoff discusses issues that can arise during the December holidays for grandparents of interfaith families and tools for handling them.

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