We would welcome more interfaith resources for half-Jewish people to add to this list. Please send them to us!
1. Israel for All
Israeli tourism organization for people with special needs (hearing impaired, visually impaired, wheelchair users, other disabilities), welcomes tourists of Jewish, Christian and Muslim heritage, members of interfaith families welcome.
2. Interfaith Families Project of Washington, DC
The Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington (IFFP) is an independent community of interfaith families and others committed to sharing, learning about, and celebrating our Jewish and Christian traditions. It is the only interfaith organization of its kind in the country.
3. Interfaith Community
An independent voice for Jewish-Christian families since 1987, the Interfaith Community provides the resources to meet the real needs of today’s religiously mixed families. Interfaith Community programs are offered in its founding New York City chapter, as well as in a growing network of chapters in the New York metropolitan area — Westchester county, Orange/Rockland/Bergen counties, Long Island — and in Boston, Denver, and Danbury, CT.
4. Unitarian Universalist Interfaith Community
UU congregations are great places for interfaith couples and families to worship in community with others. We honor all faith traditions. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate this holiday season – a religious community where people with different beliefs worship joyfully together – then join us.
Inspiritual is a space for you if you are ready to embark on an inward journey. A space to move beyond that which inspires you. A safe space for you to engage in a spiritual journey towards a deeper relationship with your authentic self and your higher power; however you call upon that power. A space where you can connect to your higher power in ways that facilitate your feeling safe, empowered, trusted, loved, and filled with possibility. A space in which you can claim the time to look within, connect to spirit, and bring the spirit within to the surface.
6. Rabbi Ya’akov Litman
Ya’akov Litman comes from a family with Jewish blood, but since it was from a paternal side, no acknowledgement from the Jewish community was given. Raised in the Christian faith, he went on to become a priest in the Old Dutch Catholic Church for seventeen years. Finally, after much soul searching and membership in several Jewish congregations with a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on Jewish identity, Ya’akov left the church and went through the conversion process as well as a Bar Mitzvah in 2010. He now serves unaffiliated Jews as Shaliach Tzibur (cantor, public prayer leader) in Florida U.S.A. He has been licensed as a rabbi to unaffiliated Jews by the Unitarian Ministries International.
Ya’akov can reached at by email at:
Ravyaakov [at] live [dot] com or
inclusivistjew [at] gmail [dot] com
7. Chrismukkah – a resource of humorous gifts for families that celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, including cards with a mixture of Christian and Jewish symbols and cartoons.
8. Zinn House
Lauren Zinn, Ph.D., Rev., leads a Jewish-Interfaith Community, Jewish Roots with Interfaith Shoots. Her programs for Kids, Adults, and Families, since 2001, include classes, celebrations, ceremonies, and coaching. Hebrew tutoring, for adults or children seeking Interfaith Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, is available through Skype.
If interested in learning more, please see the website. Lauren can be contacted at laurenzinn[at]gmail.com