New Study Ponders Key Question: How to Promote Active Converts?
Low conversion rates among intermarried Jewish families continue to plague those working to reverse the demographic downtrends in American Jewry. Fewer than one-fifth of gentiles who marry Jews convert to Judaism, according to a new study distributed by the American Jewish Committee.
Reflections on Loving Day
n June 1958, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, a White man and a Black and Native American woman very much in love with each other, were married in Washington, D.C. where interracial marriage was legal.
The Phenomenon Of Jewish-Asian Marriages
The face of intermarriage in the United States has changed significantly since the Supreme Court, in the 1967 landmark Loving v. Virginia case, ruled that race-based legal restrictions on marriage are unconstitutional.
A JewAsian July 4th
The publication of JewAsian, coming just prior to the 4th of July holiday, provides a unique lens through which to observe the United States and try to learn about the state of our nation in 2016.
Intermarried Asian Americans Enthusiastic About Raising Kids Jewish, New Study Finds
A new study revealed that Asian Americans are eager to raise their kids according to the Jewish faith, Religious News Service reported on Friday.
Jewish, Asian, American: Welcoming a New Demographic
I have to tell you, my daughter married a man who was Asian, and it was really hard for me. Because of the race thing.
Lessons for Father’s Day
We have recently completed a multi-year study of couples in which one partner is racially Asian of any religious background and the other partner is Jewish of any racial background, as well as on adult millennial children born to these kinds of marriages.
Finding Common Ground in Interfaith Marriage
When Dan Diamond was 12, his mother gave him a book titled “It All Begins With a Date: Jewish Concerns About Intermarriage.” At the time, it seemed a bizarre gift for someone so young, but its aim was clear.
Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish!
At the beginning of this month in New York, a long-awaited national gathering called “Jews of Color National Convening” focused on a complex aspect of American Judaism - the misunderstanding and marginalization of Jews from racial and ethnic backgrounds that don’t code as white.