I converted to Judaism in 2014 and instantly turned my family into an interfaith one. It is usually assumed that I converted to Judaism for my husband; yet he remains Catholic. I converted to Judaism for myself and after my conversion, the real work began. How do I be Jewish? What do we teach our children whose only Jewish relative is me?
Since my conversion, I still struggle with some of these questions. My husband and I are committed to raising our children Jewish and we incorporate our extended families’ traditions around holidays. Being a part of an interfaith couple or family brings its own unique challenges and joys. Here are some resources that may help you along your journey.
Interfaith Committee Chair, 2021
Interfaith Families: Personal Stories of Jewish-Christian Intermarriage by Jane Kaplan (Praeger, 2004).
On Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family by Susan Katz Miller (Beacon Press, 2013).
Mixed-Up Love: Relationships, Family, and Religious Identity in the 21st Century by Jon M. Sweeney and Michal Woll (Jericho Books, 2013).
18 Doors (formerly Interfaith Families) - empowers people in interfaith relationships— individuals, couples, families and their children—to engage in Jewish life and make Jewish choices, and encourages Jewish communities to welcome them.
Kveller Article Compilation - "10 Articles All Interfaith Families Need to Read"
Susan Katz Miller's (Author) website - Being Both