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Interfaith Committee

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.

 

-Liz Hughes

Interfaith Committee Chair, 2021

Books

  •  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).

Websites

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Susan Katz Miller's (Author) website - Being Both

Questions? Comments? Reach out to the Interfaith Committee at Interfaithcbc@gmail.com.