About Us

                                                                                                                   Because every marriage is a mixed marriage.

                                                                                                                   Because every marriage is a mixed marriage.

We are what many would call an interfaith, or religiously mixed, family. A Jewish woman, living with a Presbyterian-raised yet Jew-ish man.

We are raising our two daughters to think about the food they eat and the way they live. 

 

Interfaith Cookbook Manifesto

Families like ours are increasingly common. At this point, it's hard to find a family that doesn't have at least some religious diversity somewhere in the tree. Some theological differences cannot be bridged. But if you want to stay close, you should be able to find a way to honor each other's cultural heritage and sit down at a table together.

While we observe primarily Jewish holidays in our home, we have Christian relatives who celebrate with us and with whom we celebrate. Judaism, Christianity and Islam (to take three examples) are not just three religious traditions--we have Orthodox Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant family members (and Russian and Greek Orthodox friends). We have both Sunni and Shia Muslim friends and neighbors. The Interfaith Cookbook is about being a good host, a good guest, and honoring the people we love who may live (and eat) differently than we do.

A caveat: All marriages are mixed marriages and I can't possibly speak to everyone's experience. We've been pretty happy though, so if any of this is useful, so much the better.