Growing Up in an Interfaith Family


Did you grow up in a dual-religion household and are now investigating Judaism more deeply? If only one of your parents was Jewish, does that make you a half-Jew? Are you wondering, how do I know if I’m Jewish? Explore these issues and others faced by children of interfaith families in’s selection of articles, resources and links.


Our Growing Up in an Interfaith Family Articles Archive contains personnal narratives as well as professional advice on topics from religious/spiritual exploration to claiming identity and patrilineal descent.

Related Resources

Some of our readers who grew up in interfaith families also found our resources on patrilineal descent, holidays and conversion helpful.

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