Interfaith

Interfaith

Intermarriage and the American Jewish Community

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

Interfaith

Finding a Rabbi or Cantor to Officiate at Your Interfaith Wedding

While some Jewish clergy perform intermarriages, not all do.

Weddings & Marriage

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.

A Spiel and a Yarn

How having an extended family of different faiths built my unique Jewish identity

When Passover and Easter Coincide

Resources for interfaith families on the "spring" dilemma.

Why I Balked At Disneyland on Yom Kippur

How do you confess to a sin without believing in sin?

Who Is a Jew: Matrilineal Descent

Why is Judaism traditionally passed down through the mother?