Journey of Faith

| April 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Journey of Faith: On Becoming a Jewish Family

Journey of Faith is an engaging 10-minute trigger film, available free of charge, which discusses the importance of conversion to Judaism of a non-Jewish spouse in an interfaith family. It tells the true story of Douglas and Jodi Smith’s conversion from an interfaith family to a Jewish family. Parents of two young children, Douglas converted to Judaism in 2005 and later that year, Douglas and Jodi were married in the Jewish tradition by a rabbi on their tenth wedding anniversary.

This short film is appropriate for teens and adults and can be used in a variety of settings including conversion classes; interfaith outreach programs; Introduction to Judaism classes; teen dialogue about dating, marriage and family; premarital counseling and training for clergy and Jewish communal workers.

Topics addressed in the film include:

Upbringing in their respective faiths
Expectations before and during marriage
Raising children
Challenges faced as an interfaith couple
Parents’ reaction to conversion
Factors in Douglas’ decision to convert

Journey of Faith comes with a free User’s Guide, which has a list of discussion questions to trigger conversation. It is produced and distributed by the Lappin Foundation.

To order a free copy of Journey of Faith and free screener’s guide, call the Foundation at 978-740-4431 or email sfeinstein@lappinfoundation.org and provide your name, mailing address, and email.

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Category: Documentaries, Journey of Faith

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