Interfaith Couples & Families
The 2005 Boston Community Survey found that roughly 50 percent of all new marriages involving a Jewish partner are interfaith marriages, and that 60 percent of those interfaith couples are choosing to raise Jewish families. Barry Shrage, president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, says, "We believe strongly that our approach in Boston works—that creating an inclusive community of meaning and purpose attracts intermarried families and strengthens Jewish life for all our children and grandchildren."
We are lucky to live in a community that supports the inclusion of non-Jewish family members in Jewish life.
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I have been following responses to the new Pew Research Center survey data on Jewish Americans, and noticed that many Jewish leaders are responding negatively to news about rates of intermarriage. How might interfaith couples and families respond?
In an interfaith relationship, if your partner is committed to a Jewish family and home but won't convert, is that enough?
I'd like to keep kosher for Passover but my husband isn't interested. Can I still keep kosher in a house with chametz?