Interfaith Community for Jewish-Christian Families in Boston
With the rate of intermarriage on the rise, so too is the need for resources that support interfaith couples and families.
The Interfaith Community is a members-led association of Jewish-Christian couples and families that was developed to meet this need. It offers a wide variety of programming ranging from formal discussion groups that help interfaith couples explore the role of religion in their lives to educational programs about both faith traditions to Bible classes for children to family holiday celebrations of the major holidays in both Judaism and Christianity.
The Interfaith Community has chapters throughout the northeast. The Boston chapter of the Interfaith Community was started by Cambridge resident, Kate Hornstein. Determined to create a community for her family that honored both traditions and provided a place to educate her children, she launched the Boston chapter in 2008. Over the past five years, the range of programs has expanded greatly, along with its membership.
The chapter draws its members from throughout the Boston area and New England.
The first event for 2012-2013 is a visit to a Yom Kippur service at Temple B’Nai Israel in Revere, MA on September 25th. A Family Welcome Day will take place at St. James’ Church, Cambridge, MA on November 4th at 4 pm. To learn more, please visit their website: www.interfaithcommunity.org or contact the Boston chapter directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.