Special Planning Issues for Interfaith Families
Interfaith families should ask the rabbi about synagogue policies and honestly examine both parents' attachments to Judaism.
Honest answers will help each family know what level of participation is appropriate for this "coming-of-Jewish-age" ceremony for the child.
It is an extraordinary opportunity for learning and growing when interfaith families approach the time when children become bar/bat mitzvah. Asking a few questions--both of self and of synagogue--and sharing one's Jewish heritage in advance can make the event one of true celebration for every member of the family who attends.
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