Interfaith Events

What Emanu-El Means When Using the Term "Interfaith"

When Emanu-El says “interfaith” in the context of “interfaith couple” or “interfaith family” or “people in interfaith relationships,” we’re inclusive of both immediate and extended families – interfaith couples where one person is Jewish and one is not, couples that include converts to Judaism who still have non-Jewish relatives, people with one Jewish parent, parents of intermarried children, grandparents of children being raised by intermarried parents, etc. Interfaith families may include those who identify their family as Jewish, as more than one religion, or who are unsure of how they identify. Our goal is to meet these families where they are and facilitate deeper connection to Jewish life. In addition, we recommend as a valuable resource.


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Happy Holidays? Understanding December Dilemmas in the Context of Jewish Family
November 4, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 pm with Rabbi Beth Singer

Martin Meyer Reception
Hosted by congregants Laurie Beijen and Julia Bergman

As the December holiday season approaches, interfaith families often want to know how to respect and honor each others' religious holidays, while at the same time, finding a level of participation in family traditions that they can feel comfortable with. Join us for a candid conversation as we learn from each other "best practices" of how to handle what may be a delicate subject.

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