For over 30 years, Reform Judaism been committed to welcoming interfaith couples into our community. Interfaith issues impact entire families. Grandparents, parents and children all face challenges posed by differing religions and cultures. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. We are here to serve as a resource for you and your extended family.
If you are a member of an interfaith couple or family, we invite you to find a spiritual connection in a Reform congregation. Remember that Reform congregations warmly welcome interfaith families!
If you are raising children you should know about Union for Reform Judaism policies regarding religious school enrollment. Revisiting the 1995 Resolution on Religious School Enrollment gives a clear explanation as to why it is imperative for religious schools to have a clear enrollment policy regarding children of interfaith families and equally important to communicate this effectively to your congregation.
Excellent resources for learning about living a Jewish life.
Classes Offered by the Union
A Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious? is a chance to explore Jewish spirituality, ethics and community with Reform rabbis and educators who encourage questions and lively discussion. Enroll in one of our programs in your area. This class is designed for beginnersJewish or not.
Introduction to Judaism is a seventeen-week course giving a broad overview of Judaism from a Reform perspective. It is designed for Jews seeking greater understanding of Jewish principles and practice, for interfaith couples, and for non-Jews considering conversion.
In this book, early childhood expert Andrea King tracks the development of two composite families through the life-cycle process and compares how well they manage the challenges that arise at each stage.