Interfaith

Interfaith

Intermarriage and the American Jewish Community

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

Interfaith

Which Jewish clergy will officiate at interfaith weddings?

Some Jewish clergy perform intermarriages, but 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.

December Holiday Tips for Interfaith Parents

Interfaith families struggle to be true to the religions of both parents during the winter holiday season.

Why I Don’t Officiate at Intermarriages

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

Jews and Christmas

What attitudes toward Christmas tell us about modern Jewish identity.

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 and Jews by choice.

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?