Keruv - Interfaith
What is Keruv?
Keruv (to come closer), spearheaded by the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs (a constituent arm of the Jewish movement), was formed to answer the needs of interfaith couples and families and, in the words of the Torah, to "welcome strangers in to the tent."
To make every family, in-married and inter-married alike, feel as if they belong in a conservative synagogue with no pressure to convert, change or do anything different in their lives except to raise their children in a Jewish household and to observe Jewish ritual as best they are able.
Please read our monthly column in Beth Torah’s newsletter for questions and resolutions interfaith families face day to day. Click here for our article archives.
Please read the D'var on Interfaith Families given on 06/12/2010
In addition, read Rabbi Raskin's sermon about Interfaith Families
10/01/2009 Sermon and his Family Record article here
June/July 2010 Article..
Watch highlights of Rabbi Charles Simon, 2011 Scholar in Residence.
Read about Keruv in the White Rock Lake Weekly here.
Read the Texas Jewish Post article Keruv helps bring many families closer.
|8/8/2013 at 7:30 PM||Meet the Rabbi|
|10/3/2013 at 7:30 PM||Sticks & Stones|
Speaking to your prospective non-Jewish son or daughter-in-law
|11/21/2013 at 7:30 PM||It Ain't Easy Being Choosy|
Being a Jew-by-Choice
|12/1/2013 at TBD||Teacher Sensitivity Training|
|1/16/2014 at 7:30 PM||Establishing Relationships (A and/or B)|
With your child's non-Jewish spouse
|3/6/2014 at 7:30 PM||Social Program|
|5/1/2014 at 7:30 PM||All In The Family|
Introducing my new family to my faith
|6/26/2014 at 7;30 PM||Everybody Loses Somebody|
Developing a strategy of comfort with the non-Jewish family
|General Donation to Congregation Beth Torah's Keruv Programs|