Admission is free, but pre-registration is encouraged here.
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Since the advent of the term “interfaith” the Jewish focus has been on the intermarried couple. Research has not explored the experiences of the children of these couples. Panelist Marty Ross discusses his experiences here. Complementing the conference is: This Is Bay Area Jewry, a photo essay exhibition.

This conference will be a forum for these previously unheard voices, discussing what parental and communal practices empowered them to feel comfortable in their own skins and safe to explore the identities they choose.

Dr. Bruce Phillips will speak about his in-progress study of adults from interfaith families, Somewhere In Between.

Dr. Joel Crohn, author of Mixed Matches How to Create Successful Interracial, Interethnic, and Interfaith Relationships, will be speaking about balancing marital and parenting responsibilities in regard to religion.

Workshops will address the following topics and will include the participation of adults who grew up in inter – faith families reflecting on the subject matter.

• Giving Your Child a Comfortable, Confident Identity
• A Therapist’s View of Religious Concerns
• Balancing Your Relationship and Your Parenting Responsibilities
• Patrilineal Descent and the Halachic Jewish Movements
• Sharing our Personal Stories of Family Assimilation
• Growing Up Interfaith: What Worked, What Didn’t

Supported by the Ingrid D. Tauber Philanthropic Fund of the JCF and the Koret Foundation