More Shifting Ground

This post originally appeared on www.edumundcase.com and is reprinted with permission. It’s been busy the past two weeks. As Shmuel Rosner just pointed out, since his original article a month ago, “The volume of writing on Jewish interfaith marriage in America is high.” Rosner had said that in the absence of definitive studies or any consensus, the debate […]

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Breaking the Dating Rules

By Nataliya Naydorf “I don’t think being with someone who isn’t Jewish compromises my Judaism.” I said to my fiancé on our first date. “As long as my partner is open, tolerant and willing to learn about my traditions, I can’t say it would be a huge issue.” He had asked me whether I was OK with dating someone who […]

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Meeting People Where They Are

This post originally appeared on www.edumundcase.com and is reprinted with permission Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, a leading Conservative rabbi whose essay in March explained why he thought Conservative rabbis should continue to not officiate at weddings of interfaith couples, has a new essay arguing that “the Conservative movement should be the movement of conversion.” He wants to “meet […]

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Another Step Toward Inclusion: Conservative Synagogues Decide Who Can Join

We are glad to report that the Conservative movement is making an important step toward inclusion. In an official move on March 1, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism voted 94-8 to allow individual congregations to permit people who are not Jewish to be members. Some Conservative synagogues, like many in the Bay Area, have already welcomed those […]

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Change Afoot in the More “Conservative” Communities

This post originally appeared on www.edumundcase.com and is reprinted with permission It’s been quiet on the intermarriage front for a while; it feels like most people’s attention is understandably in the political realm these days. But in the past two weeks there has been interesting news and comment on intermarriage in the more traditional, conservative parts of […]

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Conservative Conundrum

Growing up in a Conservative Jewish family, with intermarried parents, Meri never felt like she fully fit in. Now she’s trying to find a religious home for her own family, and is torn by the Conservative movement’s attitudes toward intermarriage.

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A Resource Guide to Jewish Conversion

We’re not trying to get you to convert–no pressure–this is just a good opportunity to answer questions you might have about conversion to Judaism.

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We’ve Come a Long Way When It Comes to Outreach

What has become perfectly clear is that more and more congregations are finding ways to embrace and engage their entire congregational family, including the intermarried among them.

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How Jews Pray

A beautiful video from our partner organization My Jewish Learning about the diversity of Jewish spiritual expression.

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Conservative Judaism Soft-Pedals Conversion In Outreach to Interfaith Families

The Conservative movement in Judaism thought encouraging non-Jewish partners in interfaith families to convert was the best way to do outreach. They don’t think so anymore.

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