Episode 1: Breaking the Ice

  • Episode 1 - Breaking the Ice.mp3

Originally published Dec. 1, 2022. 

Religious engagement in America is declining. Polarization is climbing. Who are the people finding commonality and love in today’s divided society? Multifaith couples. 

Breaking the Glass features couples who were raised in different religions from their partner, and the community leaders who are fighting for a place for these couples in religious and cultural communities. This first episode introduces you to the guests in this series and gives an overview of the obstacles they face. 

We all understand the urge to belong – it’s human. But when we rally around a negative identity – who we “aren’t” rather than who we “are” or “could be” – we limit and weaken the very communities we rely on for support and engagement. Couples and faith leaders are raising their voices to show that notions of religion, family and community can change and expand, and that’s not only a good thing, but a necessary one.  


Links and References: 

Read Rabbi Handlarski’s book: The A—Z of Intermarriage 

Learn more about her virtual synagogue space: http://secularsynagogue.org/ 

Read Ed Case’s book: Radical Inclusion: Engaging Interfaith Families for a Thriving Jewish Future  

Learn more about the Center for Radically Inclusive Judaism https://www.cfrij.com/ 


Where to find more Breaking the Glass episodes: 



Episode Transcriptions:


Looking for more Jewish Rhody Media? 



podcast, multifaith, interfaith, marriage, breaking the ice, families, couples