The following message was sent to me via my monthly column, Mixed and Matched – My dad is Jewish, but my parents raised me with no religion at all. I’ve always been spiritually minded and wanted a connection to God. I found a rabbi who was very kind and sympathetic. I told her that I…Read More »
Growing up in an interfaith family shouldn’t be a barrier to Judaism
One of the speakers at this Sunday’s Growing Up Interfaith Conference is Zoe Francesca. Zoe agreed to write an op-ed for the Jweekly. Here is her beautiful, heartfelt article. I’m looking forward to the “Growing Up Interfaith” conference coming up this weekend in Oakland. It’s still a bit uncomfortable to reveal that I am a…Read More »
A Personal Perspective on Growing Up Interfaith
My parents (especially my mother) thought it important to raise me as a member of “the human religion.” The mantra: “I am not a this or a that – I am a human” rings as a distant memory in my ears when recalling that fundamental message. I think my father, a child prodigy violinist raised…Read More »
Coming this Fall: Do you have one Jewish Parent?
As I continue my work with adults who have grown up in an interfaith home I’m looking forward to another dynamic discussion. Do you have something to add to the conversation? Please come! This class isn’t online yet but you can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know that you’re interested. Do You Have One…Read More »