Priestly and rabbinic Judaism forbade intermarriage for both religious and racial reasons. But the modern urban world has made this ban unworkable and unenforceable. Increasing numbers of Jews choose to marry people they love, regardless of whether they are Jewish or not. The endless condemnations of rabbis make absolutely no difference. In a free and open society cross-cultural unions are inevitable, and in our opinion, the future of Judaism.*
As the Jewish community grows in its awareness that Jewish families come in varied configurations; interfaith, intercultural and interracial families, two men, two women, and genderfluid., City Congregation has and continues to commit to openness to the diversity of families today.