Sitting on the Space Between Two Chairs: Marriage Preparation for Interfaith Couples

By Allen S. Maller

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1994

Since 1988, over 100 interfaith couples have participated in special groups of the Making Marriage Work program. The program has the explicit goal of lowering divorce rates and the implicit goal of influencing couples to decide to raise their children as Jews. A 1991 follow-up study of graduates of the MMW program found that the interfaith couples had a similar divorce rate to the Jewish couples, primarily because Jewish/Gentile couples broke their engagements at double the rate of Jewish couples.

Topic: Intermarriage, Social Services, Outreach

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 70/No. 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Maller, Allen S. Sitting on the Space Between Two Chairs: Marriage Preparation for Interfaith Couples. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1994: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3336


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