In the many years (57 to be exact) that I have been in an interfaith marriage, I felt somehow removed from antisemitism. I was raised in a Roman Catholic family, and, while there were a few comments from aunts and uncles when I got engaged, it was the 1960s, and I was in love. I believed we would figure it out as we went along.
When it comes to partnerships in which one person is Jewish and the other is not, there are lots of descriptors, and lots of terms you might hear used to refer to your family. We asked five couples to tell us how they describe themselves and their families' religious identity - and why.
Making the decision to explore connection with a Reform Jewish congregation can open the door to rich meaning, lifelong friendships, and inspirational community. But it can also lead to a lot of questions! We’ve collected the top five questions interfaith families ask when on their journey with Judaism.