1. Famous Half-Jewish Catholics
“Jewish Catholics” are simply people that are both Catholic and Jewish. Many of these individuals had one Catholic parent and one Jewish parent. (It does not matter whether it was the mother or father that was Catholic or Jewish.) Other individuals on this list had two Jewish parents (or only one), but they converted to Catholicism during their life.
2. Multiracial and Biracial Resources — for multiracial and biracial half-Jewish resouces, please go to our “Multiracial/Biracial” web page.
3. Churches for Middle East Peace
CMEP works to encourage U.S. policies that actively promote a just, lasting, and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ensuring security, human rights and religious freedom for all the people of the region.
CMEP is a coalition of 24 national Church denominations and organizations in Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. Each of these denominations and organizations is represented on the CMEP Board of Directors, which sets CMEP’s mission, positions and policy. Decisions are made consensus of this group.
CMEP began its work in 1984 believing that the policy perspectives and experience in the Middle East of our member churches and organizations should be better known and directly influence U.S. foreign policy. Our work is based on the understanding that sound and balanced U.S. policy is crucial to achieving and maintaining just and stable relationships in the Middle East.
4. “Girl Meets God,” by Lauren Winner, published by Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003.
Professor Winner, a patrilineal half-Jewish person, describes her long journey from Reform Judaism to Orthodox Judaism to the Episcopal Church and evangelical Christian views. Winner describes a painful psychological and spiritual struggle that will be familiar to many half-Jewish people who have left Judaism for Christianity.
Raised by divorced parents, a Jewish father and a Christian mother, Winner’s mother faithfully followed the divorce agreement and raised Winner as a Reform Jew. As an adult, Winner went to college and became interested in Orthodox Judaism. She studied Orthodox Judaism intensively and converted to Orthodox Judaism, since the Orthodox Jews would not accept her as a Jew otherwise.
Winner fell in love with several Orthodox Jewish men who were interested in marrying her, and was bitterly disillusioned when their families broke up the relationships, on the grounds that their families wanted the men to marry women who were “real Jews.”
Winner became interested in Christianity and converted via the Church of England during a long stay in the UK. She has since become a prominent Christian writer on many spiritual topics, including an examination of the Episcopal Church in Virginia during the colonial era.
5. Hebraic Roots Teaching Institute
The Hebraic Roots Teaching Institute is a long-distance Messianic Jewish teaching institute. It teaches the Hebraic Roots of the Christian Faith via formal studies to earn qualifications. It has students from all over the world and may be the biggest Hebraic Roots institute globally, offering the widest field of studies from Certificate through to Ph.D.
For more information about the courses that the Hebraic Roots Teaching Institute offers, please visit: