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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Don’t Call Me Half-Jewish

The child of a Jewish father and mother who is not Jewish responds to the way the Jewish community treats him.

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Not Your Typical Jewish Family

Personal narrative about a daughter of divorced interfaith parents whose father decided to hold a Hanukkah/Shabbat celebration and wanted her to teach their multi-faith extended family about Jewish traditions.   

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Going Under, Letting Go

Why a patrilineal Jew decided to formally convert to Judaism (go to the mikveh, go before a beit din) even though she already felt Jewish.

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Equal and Meaningful Learning for Any Jew, Anytime, Anywhere

Creating inclusive, welcoming learning opportunities for all of the Jewish community, including interfaith families and patrilineal Jews, should be a priority for this generation.

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Same-Sex, Interfaith and Procreating

For two moms from different religious backgrounds, does the sperm donor’s religion make a difference? Should it?

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Couple with child

When Interfaith Meets Same-Sex, Assumptions Get Challenged

When one mother in an interfaith, lesbian couple is Jewish, should Judaism’s matrilineal descent be taken for granted?

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Conservative Judaism

An introduction to Conservative Judaism, its practices and beliefs and views on intermarriage and conversion.

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Reconstructionist Judaism

An introduction to Reconstructionist Judaism, its practices and beliefs and views on intermarriage and conversion.

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Reform Judaism

An introduction to Reform Judaism, its practices and beliefs and views on intermarriage and conversion.

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