Do You Have One Jewish Parent?


Are you male and grew up in an interfaith home? I am trying to balance out the ratio of male to female interviewees. Women seem to be more willing to share their thoughts and experiences. Guys! Time to jump on the train! We need your voices!

A couple years ago I asked Dr. Bruce Phillips to direct me to any research done regarding the experiences of adults from interfaith families. He told me that there was none and that WE should do a study. So that’s what we’re doing. We want to offer a picture of what adults who grew up in interfaith families think and feel about their upbringing. What did they get? What do they feel they missed? What worked particularly well, what didn’t. How do they see Judaism fitting into their adult lives?

This is not a huge study. This is about capturing some of the real life experiences and advice of the people who experienced an interfaith childhood. We need to get past the voices that tell us what these individuals are thinking and find out what adults from interfaith homes SELF REPORT.

Would you like to help? If you grew up with one Jewish parent and one non-Jewish parent, consider sharing your story in a 1.5 hour interview. The interview can be done in-person if you are in the bay area. Or we can do the interview via Skype or Google Hangout.

I encourage you to tell your friends about this too.

Contact me, Dawn, at if you are willing to participate.