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Interfaith Outreach  

The Reform Movement nationally has developed an intensive Outreach program aimed primarily at inter-married couples, parents and grandparents of inter-married couples and those contemplating choosing to be Jewish. In our Synagogue we have Chavurah Parents and Grandparents of inter-married Couples which meets throughout the year and in advance of major Jewish holidays to share concerns of the season. Inter-married Couples meet at various times during the year to discuss their concerns. Those contemplating choosing Judaism are instructed by our Rabbi and warmly welcomed into the Congregation.

 

Interfaith Family Resources  

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Becoming a Jew: A pamphlet that answers basic questions about conversion in an easily accessible question and answer format.
Glossary of Words and Terms for Jewish Living:  Judaism is more than just a religion: it's a culture, a language, a way of life. And, integrated fully into these Jewish traditions are unique words and sayings. Though words may have different roots or origins (Hebrew, Yiddish, German), their meanings are universal throughout the Jewish community. This glossary introduces some of the more common sayings appropriate for lifestyle and holiday events.
Intermarried? Reform Judaism Welcomes YouYours, mine, ours: Every couple begins with two individuals from different backgrounds. Interfaith couples and their families also face the special challenges posed by different religious traditions and sometimes cultures. This pamphlet answers some basic questions and suggests some additional resources.
Recommended Reading for Interfaith Families: Dealing with interfaith issues can be difficult at times. And, finding relevant information and resources to help you through the matter can also be a challenge. The following list of resources may help you to begin the journey for answers.
 
What's Missing from Our Congregation?... YOU!  Created to examine the value of belonging to a synagogue and to dispel myths about synagogue membership, focusing on the synagogue as a house of worship, a house of assembly, and a house of learning.