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Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher(s): Jewish Lights Publishing (Firm); Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Sheila E. Goldberg

Series: Jewish Education News, Winter 2003

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Schools)

Keywords: Intermarriage; Jewish Education; Part-time (supplementary) schools; Family

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author looks at the increasing numbers and acceptance of interfaith families in the Jewish community. She describes the challenges that arise when attempting to incorporate these children into Jewish religious schools. She argues that the key to ensuring success in the classroom lies with the family itself and supportive institutions with appropriate frameworks.

This article is an excerpt from The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life: An Handbook.