We're excited to kick of 2014 with an enlightening talk by Rabbi Ari Moffic, Director of InterfaithFamily Chicago. Rabbi Moffic will talk about spiritual solutions for interfaith and secular families. Rabbi Moffic is dedicated to helping families navigate through the unique challenges that they face as interfaith and secular family units.
According to a recent study by Pew on American Jewry, 71% of non-Orthodox Jewish marriages in the US are interfaith. Read more about that study here.
"Interfaith families often have challenges around how to make decisions that feel comfortable and meaningful to both partners- decisions concerning religion like holidays can be stressful- but also around life cycle events." says Rabbi Moffic. "Often extended family have a lot of opinions about the religious decisions the couple makes and this can add stress."
Rabbi Moffic says some families worry about organized religion, period. Too much money, too many rules, too many barriers, and too much judgment.
"A first step is talking with each other about what both partners are looking for- community and fellowship? Learning? Social justice? and when they have a sense of what is important to both of them, they can start narrowing down where to begin."
If you would like to hear more from Rabbi Moffic and connect with other interfaith families, please consider joining us on Sunday, January 5 at 10:30a.m. at the Winnetka Community House.