Peninsula Temple Sholom welcomes and honors interfaith families. Many interfaith families are part of the PTS community, and are vibrant participants in our educational programs, worship services, social action activities, and more.
We invite interfaith families to become active at PTS, and to join us in membership. You should feel comfortable knowing that at our Reform Jewish synagogue, the non-Jewish spouse or significant other, parents and children can participate fully in Temple life, including belonging to Brotherhood, Sholom Women and Temple committees.
Children of interfaith families are integrated in every way into our synagogue community. They are welcome at our preschool and religious school and may become b'nai mitzvah and confirmands. They are invited to participate in our youth groups and extracurricular activities. PTS runs programs around common interfaith questions like grandparenting in an interfaith environment, bar/bat mitzvah in an interfaith family, navigating through the December Dilemma and Passover and Easter seasons, among others. Our synagogue schools and youth groups are sensitive to those issues.
If you have questions about interfaith at Peninsula Temple Sholom, please contact us.
If you would like to learn more about Judaism, please contact Rabbi Daniel Feder or Rabbi Rebekah Stern to talk about your interest.
The rabbis study with congregants who are interested in learning more about Judaism. Sometimes those individuals decide to convert to Judaism and are welcomed lovingly as members of the Jewish faith.
The Reform Movement and Interfaith
For over 30 years, Reform Judaism been committed to welcoming interfaith couples into our community. Interfaith issues impact entire families. Grandparents, parents and children all face challenges posed by differing religions and cultures. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. We are here to serve as a resource for you and your extended family.