The below article was submitted by Ruby Engel, program director for Interfaith Community, Inc.
With the rate of intermarriage on the rise, so too is the need for resources that support interfaith couples and families.
The Interfaith Community is a members-led association of Jewish-Christian couples and families that was developed to meet this need. It offers a wide variety of programming ranging from formal discussion groups that help interfaith couples explore the role of religion in their lives to educational programs about both faith traditions to Bible classes for children to family holiday celebrations of the major holidays in both Judaism and Christianity.
The Interfaith Community has chapters all over the metro New York area. The Westchester Chapter of the Interfaith Community was started in 2003 by Larchmont native, Ruby Engel, who is a part of one such interfaith family. Frustrated by the lack of options available in Westchester at the time, and trying to figure out how to educate her own children about their two religious traditions, she launched the Westchester chapter. Over the past nine years, the range of programs has expanded greatly, along with its membership. The Westchester chapter serves all of Westchester and Southern Connecticut.
The first event for 2012-13 in Westchester is on Sept. 30th, 4-6 p.m., at (4 Fountain Sq.) in Larchmont. To learn more, please visit their website: www.interfaithcommunity.org or contact the Westchester Chapter directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.