Know of a book addressing the diversity of the Jewish community? Blends historical, theoretical and personal perspectives to explore possibilities and meanings when Black and Jewish merge. A reunion occurs when the daughter reaches adulthood.
Polling and Analysis. The survey also shows that in some important respects, U. Jews have a distinctive demographic profile: They are older than the U.
We live today in a multi-cultural and multi-religious society. We mix freely with, and respect, people of all faiths. Many Jews today grow up fully assimilated and comfortable in a secular society and environment.
Fast forward a decade, and the Jewish-American Leavitt and the Korean-American Kim, by then married and soon to become parents to the first of their two children, started to notice that not a week went by without at least one Asian-Jewish couple appearing in the New York Times wedding announcements section. Kim, 43, an associate professor of sociology, and Leavitt, 47, an associate dean of students at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, started to wonder whether marriages between Jews and Asians were becoming a trend, and if so what draws these couples together — and how do they decide how to raise their children given racial, ethnic and sometimes religious differences? As academics, they also noticed that there was a complete absence of exploration of the subject of Jewish-Asian couples despite there already being a significant amount of sociological literature on intermarriage in general.
The terms intermarriage and mixed marriage are used interchangeably. Intermarriage in the present context is defined as a marriage where one partner professes a religion different from that of his spouse. Marriages in which a partner has converted to the faith of the other are not considered intermarriages.
The Nehar Shalom Family Learning Circle is a family education program for children ages and their parents. Learning together through stories, music, art and drama, children and parents will share in Jewish ways of expression and celebration that can be continued at home. A Jewish framework and approach will be given to values such as diversity, social justice, peace and community.
My family tends to stand out in a crowd. Although my wife and I are both white, our fifteen-month-old adopted daughter, Nava Abigail, is African-American. Stunningly beautiful, she would most likely attract adoring gazes wherever she went, but I tend to think that she — and we — get a little more attention because of our mix of races.
Last summer I traveled [with my wife] to the USA for a vacation. I graduated from a Jewish school in New York. And we went to meet friends. I have a ton of friends in the U.
Today, her three children attend the Abraham Joshua Heschel Schooland each is in a class with at least one other mixed-race Asian. This category includes households in which survey respondents were both Jewish and black, Hispanic, Asian or biracial, or in which white Jewish respondents reported that their household is bi- or multiracial. In short, the category encompasses a wide range of profiles — among them interracial couples and their children, adult children of interracial couples, white couples with non-white adopted children and non-whites who were either born Jewish or converted to Judaism.