Religion, Spiritual Development

Dovetail Institute for Interfaith Family Resources

  • Boston, KY
  • http://www.dovetailinstitute.org

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Mission Statement

The Dovetail Institute for Interfaith Family Resources is a non-profit, non-denominational organization. Respecting the right and need of Jewish and Christian partners to explore "without pressure or judgment" the spiritual and religious dimensions of an interfaith household, DI-IFR (differ) provides these couples, their families and friends, and the professionals who serve them, with educational and networking venues and opportunities. We publish Dovetail: A Journal by and for Jewish/Christian Families. Our national conferences feature professionals and informed laypeople across a spectrum of approaches to interfaith marriage. DI-IFR also conducts and reports on research of concern to interfaith families.

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ruling year

1998

Principal Officer

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Ms Mary Rosenbaum

Keywords

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interfaith, intermarriage, dual-faith, ecumenical, Jewish/Christian, Dovetail, mixed marriage

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EIN

38-3353658

Also Known As

Dovetail Institute

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Interfaith Issues (X90)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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The Dovetail Institute's quarterly online publication, Dovetail: A Journal by and for Jewish/Christian Families, focuses on questions of interest to interfaith families. Each issue is built around a particular topic e.g. Planning the Wedding Ceremony, Educating Children of Interfaith Couples, How Jewish/Christian Couples Can Talk About Jesus, with articles by clergy of all denominations, professional counselors, and laypeople involved in such relationships. Our national conferences similarly seek to provide interfaith couples (especially, but not limited to, intermarried Jews and Christians) with resources to help them make informed decisions about childrearing choices, family practices, and personal spiritual growth. We also take the occasion of the bi-annual conferences to present the Father Dan Montalbano Award for Promoting Interfaith Understanding. Our free educational brochure topics include childrearing and other family issues, winter and spring holiday celebrations, and approaches to wedding ceremonies. In addition, we act as a referral service for couples seeking assistance in a particular region or country, and provide a liaison for interfaith dialogue groups. Finally, we encourage and publish research on interfaith family issues.

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Dovetail Institute for Interfaith Family Resources

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Principal Officer

Ms Mary Rosenbaum

BIO

Mary Helene and a freelance writer published widely in the field of religion. A practicing Catholic, she served as lector for over 25 years, and has also held the posts of Hillel adviser and Jewish Congregational executive director at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. Most recently, she contributed the article on interfaith marriage for the MacMillan International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Relationships, Second Edition (2003).

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