Director's Letter

Fern Chertok and I are in Philadelphia taking part in the Interfaith Opportunity Summit. We are here to report on our ongoing studies of millennial children of intermarriage and of intermarried young couples. We will be also be sharing the findings of our newest report, Under the Chuppah: Rabbinic Officiation and Intermarriage.

Under the Chuppah: Rabbinic Officiation and Intermarriage

High rates of intermarriage have prompted intense public debates regarding officiation by Jewish clergy at weddings of Jews to non-Jews. This report explores several essential questions about the relationship between Jewish clergy officiation and intermarried couples' trajectories of Jewish engagement. The analyses explore differences between three groups of couples: inmarried couples, intermarried couples who had a sole Jewish officiant (i.e., no non-Jewish co-officiant), and intermarried couples who married under other auspices. Learn more