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, as a “faithist” couple – one that tries to connect two partners’ point’s of view, one Jewish with a belief in a higher power and the other, an atheist looking at different interpretations and connections to Jewish traditions and custom, 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 interfaithfamily.com as a valuable resource.
Beyond Us Vs. Them: An Interfaith Film Viewing and Social Justice Discussion on 13TH – The Netflix Documentary, by Ava DuVernay
Our own Senior Rabbi Beth Jarecky Singer will co-lead part two of this #interfaith gathering to watch and discuss 13th, a powerful documentary on the issue of criminalization of people of color.
March 26 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM
2515 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
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This is a great opportunity to foster stronger community ties between diverse groups by engaging in thoughtful discussions around issues of justice.
Interested in learning more about Judaism? Take a look at Introduction to Judaism.