Dual Faith Families

Intermarried? Beth David Welcomes You!

Beth David Synagogue welcomes all individuals and families to be a part of our community.  We recognize that intermarried couples and their families face special challenges and we seek to make you feel welcome and comfortable in our synagogue.  We sometimes use the term K’rove Yisrael (KY), meaning “a friend of the people of Israel” to describe non-Jewish partners who participate in and support the Jewish community.  We hope to see you at one of our services or events soon!

If you have questions, we have answers!

I am not Jewish, but my partner is. Can we attend services together?
May I attend classes and events at the synagogue?
Can I serve on a synagogue committee?
Will I be pressured to convert if we join Beth David?
What about Services and Life Cycle celebrations in the synagogue? How can I participate in our family’s celebrations?
Can my family receive honors?
What happens if we adopt a child?
Bar and Bat Mitzvah
As an dual faith couple, what choices do we have in planning a wedding?
If a Jew marries a non-Jew, what are the children?
Can our children attend Religious School?
What if there is a death in our family?
Jewish Adult Education
Where can I find more resources?