Many of us at Temple Beth Orr, from our rabbi to our staff to members of our community, are part of families who find spirituality and connection through a number of faiths. The prophet Isaiah says “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples,” and it is our goal that our House of Light be open to all people as well. There is no “Jew” and “non-Jew”: there is only family.
All of our worship services are conducted in both English and Hebrew, and all Hebrew has transliteration so that those who are unfamiliar with the Hebrew can read along. Everyone in our temple community is invited to participate in all aspects of our services, including life cycle events, as well as partake in any study session, social or communal event, and most committee meetings.
If you have children, please know that we embrace diversity in both our Kuhn Early Childhood Center and Rosenberg Religious School. We believe that any child with one Jewish parent who considers themselves Jewish, is Jewish, with no questions asked. We are grateful for the partners and grandparents of other faiths who have the commitment to raise their youth in the Jewish tradition, and we cherish the bonds among families.
For more information about being part of an interfaith family, we invite you to visit www.interfaithfamily.org. You may also download their Guide to the Synagogue for Interfaith Couples and Families.
Read an informative article entitled: Interfaith Families: Reform Judaism Welcomes YouInterfaith Families