Episode 6: Breaking New Ground

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Originally published Jan. 12, 2023. 

The final episode of the series features a conversation between Newbery and series regular Rabbi Denise Handlarski about the practical and meaningful ways that community can be constructed. Interspersed with a Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) service from Rabbi Handlarski’s Secular Synagogue and summarizing insights from series guests, this one-on-one interview culminates in important reflections on identity and inclusion for the Jewish community and beyond. 


Links and References:   

Identity Loss or Identity Re-Shape? Religious Identification Among the Offspring of ‘Christian–Muslim’ Couples, Francesco Cerchiaro, Journal of Contemporary Religion: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13537903.2020.1839250

Check out 18Doors’ interfaith wedding toolkit: https://18doors.org/wedding/ 

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/  

Check out Imam Imaad Sayeed’s organization:  The London Nikah 


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