Interfaith

Denominations

Intermarriage and the American Jewish Community

Once taboo, "marrying out" is now commonplace and — outside Orthodoxy — widely accepted.

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Finding a Rabbi or Cantor to Officiate at Your Interfaith Wedding

While some Jewish clergy perform intermarriages, not all do.

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How To Make Your Wedding Inclusive

10 tips for making families, friends and guests of all backgrounds feel comfortable and welcome on your big day.

Why I Don’t Officiate at Intermarriages

Effective counseling of intermarried couples makes the difference for the Jewish future--not officiating at their weddings.

Why I Do Officiate at Intermarriages

It's important for the non-Jewish spouse to support the Jewish partner's religious identity, live in a Jewish home, and bring up Jewish children.

The December Dilemma

Whether you ignore Christmas altogether or celebrate it with non-Jewish friends or family, the holiday provokes a lot of emotions.

Mourning Non-Jewish Loved Ones: A Reform Perspective

Death and burial issues for interfaith families

How to Make Your Passover Seder Inclusive

Tips for making your non-Jewish guests and family members feel welcome and comfortable.

Who Is a Jew: Patrilineal Descent

When Dad is Jewish and Mom is not, are the kids Jewish? Depends on who you ask.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planning Issues for Interfaith Families

Interfaith families should ask the rabbi about synagogue policies and honestly examine both parents' attachments to Judaism.

Traditional Views of Jewish Chosenness

The Bible implies that God's choice of the Jews was random; later traditions made the Jews seem deserving of this privilege.

When Passover and Easter Coincide

Resources for interfaith families on the "spring" dilemma.

Who Is a Jew: Matrilineal Descent

Why is Judaism traditionally passed down through the mother?

Who is a Jew? (Legal Issues)

How is Jewish identity defined?

Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish

An Ashkenazic Reform Korean rabbi explores her identity.