I only dated non-Jewish women, mainly because there are few Jews in the middle of Kansas, and because I never knew of my heritage until recently. Shalom, Kenny in Kansas Mazal Tov on discovering your Jewish roots!
Rosie & Sherry Have a question for Rosie & Sherry?
Email them at: Rosie Einhorn, a psychotherapist, and Sherry Zimmerman, a family lawyer, are the authors of “Talking Tachlis—A Singles’ Strategy for Marriage,” and the founders of Sasson V’Simcha, a non-profit organization which provides programs and services to help Jewish singles.
American Jews have much in common socially and culturally with their non-Jewish countrymen, and it’s easy for them to form an emotional bond.
You can say that you’ll date people from another religion until you’re ready date for marriage, but what will happen if you fall in love with someone before your self-appointed cut-off date?
Since you live in a geographic area where there are few Jews, it will help to find a rabbi and/or mentor to help you out socially.
Consider hooking up with a mentor in Kansas City or St.
Their children and/or grandchildren frequently do not consider themselves Jews.
The beauty of our 3,000-year faith, rich history and culture often ends within a generation of intermarriage.
They are not religious so I don’t understand why they are so adamant about this.