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.
Interfaith Holiday Party 2017
Thursday, November 30, 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Congregant Home near West Portal.
It’s time to dress up, stand out, and celebrate our diversity! There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays, so why not have a little fun? Join our interfaith community for a potluck-style holiday party! Bring a food that reminds you of your fondest winter holiday memories. This event is open to your whole family – bring the kids! We will have a movie on in a separate room so we can also have adult time. We hope to see you there!
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If you are interested to learn a bit more about how to celebrate Chanukah, we encourage you to visit the following resource:
Interested in learning more about Judaism? Take a look at Introduction to Judaism.