This article was reprinted with permission from eJewish Philanthropy By Jodi Bromberg and Ed Case A significant upcoming convening may lay the groundwork for something missing from the liberal Jewish community for the past twenty-five years: concerted action by funders and community leaders to engage more interfaith families in Jewish life and community. InterfaithFamily, in partnership […]
“I feel I’m Jewish not just because I’ve chosen Judaism but because Judaism has chosen me.” –David Gregory, April 5, 2016 You might recognize David Gregory from his time as NBC newsman or as Meet the Press moderator. But he visited Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Boston Federation–a supporter of InterfaithFamily/Boston and leader in interfaith issues–this […]
You might find it hard to believe but I love going to church. I don’t go very often, but the times that I have been, I have found it very moving and spiritual. I have prayed and spoken with God in a variety of settings: in the desert, in the forest, in the ocean, in […]
A very, very Happy New Year, everyone. Hopefully your New Year’s Eve comes on the heels of a lovely holiday season – more joy than travel hassle, more love than overwhelmedness. My family had a really, truly lovely one, complete with a jam-packed friend- and family-filled Hanukkah in our home, a Hanukkah party at my […]
I recently went to B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp to conduct a Sensitivity Training on being respectful of kids from interfaith homes with Rabbi Robyn Frisch for the B’nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) Kallah program. It was exciting to meet teenagers from all over the world attending this program where they can study about Judaism and […]
A few weeks ago, InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia hosted our first gathering for young adults from interfaith homes and those who are in interfaith relationships: Love, Religion & Cockatils. We were fortunate enough to work with The Jewish Collaborative, a local organization that works with people in their 20s and 30s. In addition, our programming committee was terrific […]
Tips on how to communicate in interfaith or intercultural relationships from Joel Crohn, author of Mixed Matches: How to Create Successful Interracial, Interethnic, and Interfaith Relationships, and other experts.
Professional view from the Jewish Outreach Institute with guidelines for interdating couples on how and when to talk about important issues like religion and children.
Personal narrative about how two close friends wanted to start a romantic relationship, but the Jewish partner first had to make sure her atheist friend knew that she intended to have a Jewish wedding and raise Jewish children.
Advice on how interfaith couples should go about discussing their religions and God, including learning about your partner?s faith before speaking about religion with him or her and being honest with your partner throughout the conversation.