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Edmund C. Case is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of InterfaithFamily.com, Inc., a Jewish non-profit organization that encourages interfaith couples to make Jewish choices by offering resources like The Guide to Wedding Ceremonies for Interfaith Couples and the Jewish Clergy Officiation Referral Service.

Ed graduated from Yale in 1972 and from Harvard Law School in 1975. He practiced law for 22 years and was chair of the business litigation department of a major Boston law firm. In May 1999 he earned Master's Degrees in Jewish Communal Service and in Management at the Heller-Hornstein Program at Brandeis University. Ed is a past president of a large Reform synagogue, and served for many years on the URJ Northeast Regional Outreach Committee and on Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston's Task Force on Services to the Intermarried. He founded InterfaithFamily.com, Inc. as an independent non-profit in October 2001. He is co-editor of The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life: An InterfaithFamily.com Handbook (Jewish Lights) and author of Interfaith Families Making Jewish Choices (Jewish Lights, Lifelights series) and writes frequently on intermarriage issues. In November 2001 Ed was named to The Forward 50. He and his wife Wendy, who converted to Judaism in 2004 after they had been married for 30 years, are the parents of Emily, born in 1978, and Adam, born in 1982.

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A New Year To Engage Interfaith Families in Jewish Life

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 12:00 PM

The Jewish New Year begins with headlines from the New York Jewish Community Study of 2011. First, there is a huge amount of intermarriage, and it is continuing. Second, while the intermarried are generally disengaged from Jewish life and community, those that are engaged demonstrate attitudes and behaviors...

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Can the Jewish Community Encourage In-Marriage and Welcome Interfaith Families?

(102) Comments | Posted November 14, 2010 | 6:59 PM

From remarks at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, Nov. 9.

Intermarriage is a huge reality for the Jewish community. Half of Jews are intermarrying, which means that two-thirds of new Jewish households are intermarried; half of young Jewish adults have intermarried parents.

The Jewish...

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Chelsea Clinton's Interfaith Marriage: What Comes Next?

(5) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 12:05 PM

After weeks of speculation, Chelsea Clinton's wedding to Marc Mezvinsky is over. But the wedding ceremony is just the beginning of an interfaith couple's life together. When the big-day hubbub dies down and the honeymoon ends, what comes next?

Couples with differing religious backgrounds (Clinton was raised Methodist, Mezvinsky Jewish)...

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Interfaith Weddings: What Chelsea Clinton's Ceremony Might Look Like

(26) Comments | Posted July 23, 2010 | 8:24 AM

Amidst all the attention being paid to the upcoming wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky - who's attending, what will she wear? -- many people of faith are wondering about the ceremony itself. Will it be non-religious, officiated by a judge? Or will it reflect Chelsea's Methodist background, Marc's...

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