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Can the Jewish Community Encourage In-Marriage and Welcome Interfaith Families?
By Edmund Case
In his remarks at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, Nov. 9, Edmund Case, the founder and CEO of interfaithfamily.com argues that there is a clear and relatively inexpensive road map for efforts to engage interfaith families in Jewish life. Local Jewish communities could make explicit welcoming statements – “interfaith families welcome here” – and they could make that welcome tangible by offering services and programs at four key points:
- help interfaith couples find Jewish clergy for their weddings
- discussion groups to help them work out how to have religion in their lives
- introductory classes on Judaism
- classes to help them raise Jewish children, and religious education for those who are not ready to join a synagogue.
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Case, Edmund. Can the Jewish Community Encourage In-Marriage and Welcome Interfaith Families?. eJewish Philanthropy,Interfaithfamily.com. 9 November 2010: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7861
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