Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life: An InterfaithFamily.com Handbook

Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life: An InterfaithFamily.com Handbook

by Edmund Case
     
 

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Practical ideas, wisdom, and encouragement on strengthening interfaith relationships from the experts—those involved in and with them.

“This is a book about my family. And about your family, too. But truly, this is a book about the entire Jewish community and its future…. A generation ago, my family constellation might have been seen as

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Practical ideas, wisdom, and encouragement on strengthening interfaith relationships from the experts—those involved in and with them.

“This is a book about my family. And about your family, too. But truly, this is a book about the entire Jewish community and its future…. A generation ago, my family constellation might have been seen as an aberration. Today we are typical. Which is why this book is so timely, and so important. The essays in this book describe the life and challenges of the Jewish family at the start of the twenty-first century. And although there are dilemmas and problems on these pages, there are also helpful strategies and spiritual epiphanies. There is wisdom, humor, and hope.”
—from the Foreword by Anita Diamant

In this first-of-its-kind resource, Jewish and non-Jewish members of interfaith families—grandparents, parents, children, dating and committed couples, Jews-by-Choice, and extended family members—and the rabbis, cantors, family educators, and outreach professionals who work with them, offer you their own first-hand experience. An ideal gift, this book offers essential support for families of any constellation who are exploring Jewish life while respecting the heritage and traditions of those they love.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580231534
Publisher:
Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Edmund C. Case has more than twenty years of experience in a Jewish interfaith family as father, husband and son-in-law. He is publisher of InterfaithFamily.com and holds a degree in Jewish communal service from Brandeis University's Hornstein Program. Actively involved in Reform Jewish outreach, he is author of The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life: An InterfaithFamily.com Handbook; Interfaith Families Making Jewish Choices and numerous articles advocating for welcoming interfaith families into the Jewish community.

Edmund C. Case is available to speak on the following topics:

Engaging Interfaith Families in Jewish Life

Ronnie Friedland has more than twenty years of experience in a Jewish interfaith family as a mother, wife, and daughter-in-law. She is editor of the award-winning website InterfaithFamily.com and co-editor of two parenting books, The Mothers' Book (Houghton Mifflin) and The Fathers’ Book (Hall).

Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, named one of the fifty leading rabbis in North America by Newsweek, is well known for his inspiring books that bring the Jewish wisdom tradition into everyday life. He is executive director of Big Tent Judaism, formerly Jewish Outreach Institute, and is author of many books on Jewish spirituality, healing and Jewish religious practice, including Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage: The Big Tent Judaism Guide to Opportunities, Challenges and Resources; Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide for a Christian in a Jewish Interfaith Relationship; Jewish Paths toward Healing and Wholeness: A Personal Guide to Dealing with Suffering; Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner's Kaddish Companion; Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery: A Personal Guide to Turning from Alcoholism & Other Addictions—Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex...; Facing Cancer as a Family; Life's Daily Blessings: Inspiring Reflections on Gratitude for Every Day, Based on Jewish Wisdom; 100 Blessings Every Day: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Affirmations, Exercises for Personal Growth and Renewal Reflecting Seasons of the Jewish Year and Recovery from Codependance: A Jewish Twelve Step Guide to Healing Your Soul. He is also coauthor of Grandparenting Interfaith Grandchildren; Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Jewish Ritual: A Brief Introduction for Christians; Renewed Each Day, Vol. One—Genesis and Exodus: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations; Renewed Each Day, Vol. Two—Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy: Daily Twelve Step Recovery Meditations Based on the Bible and coeditor of The Rituals and Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal (all Jewish Lights).

Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is available to speak on the following topics:

  • The Jewish Twelve Step Path to Healing and Recovery
  • Sparks Beneath the Surface: A Spiritual Read on the Torah
  • Welcoming the Stranger in Our Midst
  • How to Nurture Jewish Grandchildren Being Raised in an Interfaith Family
  • Optimism for a Jewish Future

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