Since the beginnings of Judaism thousands of years ago, Jews have been a minority nearly everywhere they’ve lived, and have often been subject to persecution and discrimination.
After six million Jews perished in the Holocaust, many Jews became very concerned that Jewish people might be facing extinction.
Presenting a united front with your partner to your children is also very important.
Indeed, the fact that you are an active member of another religion and your children are Jewish may lead to discussions that will help clarify and crystallize the value of your respective religions.
There are also many good books available in your local library or bookstore on the basics of Jewish parenting.
We recommend How To Be a Jewish Parent, If I’m Jewish and You’re Christian, What Are The Kids?
For more on raising children in interfaith families, visit our resources on parenting. There are many opportunities to learn about Judaism.