CMJS researchers have explored the experience of intermarried families in synagogues, how young adults raised by intermarried parents think about their Jewish identity and relationship to the Jewish community, and the evolution of policy regarding rabbinic officiation of weddings between Jews and non-Jews.


Swimming Upstream: Interfaith Families in Greater Toronto
Fern Chertok, Matthew A. Brookner, Rachel Minkin, Tzvi Glazer (August 2020)

Points of Entry: Interfaith Families in Pittsburgh
Fern Chertok, Matthew A. Brookner, Rachel Minkin (November 2019)

Beyond Welcoming: Engaging Intermarried Couples in Jewish Life
Michelle Shain, Leonard Saxe, Fern Chertok, Graham Wright, Shahar Hecht, Theodore Sasson (August 2019)

We'll Cross That Bridge When We Get To It: Life Stages and the Needs of Interfaith Couples in Greater Boston
Fern Chertok, Matthew A. Brookner, Rachel Minkin (August 2019)

Millennial Children of Intermarriage: Religious Upbringing, Identification, and Behavior Among Children of Jewish and Non-Jewish Parents
Theodore Sasson, Janet Krasner Aronson, Fern Chertok, Charles Kadushin, Leonard Saxe
Contemporary Jewry (2017) 37(1): 99–123

Under the Chuppah: Rabbinic Officiation and Intermarriage
Leonard Saxe, Fern Chertok, Graham Wright, Shahar Hecht (October 2016)

Millennial Children of Intermarriage: Touchpoints and Trajectories of Jewish Engagement
Theodore Sasson, Leonard Saxe, Fern Chertok, Michelle Shain, Shahar Hecht, Graham Wright (October 2015)

Intermarriage: The Impact and Lessons of Taglit‐Birthright Israel
Leonard Saxe, Benjamin Phillips, Theodore Sasson, Shahar Hecht, Michelle Shain, Graham Wright, Charles Kadushin
Final published version in Contemporary Jewry (2011), 31:2, 151‐172

Matrilineal Ascent/Patrilineal Descent: The Gender Imbalance in American Jewish Life
Sylvia B. Fishman, Daniel Parmer (June 2008)

It’s Not Just Who Stands Under the Chuppah: Intermarriage and Engagement
Fern Chertok, Benjamin Phillips, Leonard Saxe (May 2008)

Ethnic Capital and Intermarriage: A Case Study of American Jews
Benjamin Phillips and Sylvia Barack Fishman
Sociology of Religion (2006) 64: 487-505

Jewish Identity among the Adult Children of Intermarriage: Event Horizon or Navigable Horizon?
Benjamin Phillips, Fern Chertok
(December 21, 2004) Presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies

Raising Jewish Babies
Mark I. Rosen, Lucy Lorin, Naomi Bar-Yam (December 2004)

Research Notes: How Jews Feel About Intermarriage
Mordechai Rimor (1989)

Research Notes: Focus on Intermarriage
Lawrence Sternberg (1998)

Birthright Israel Publications frequently include an analysis of the impact of the trip on partner choice and the impact of the trip on participants with one versus two Jewish parents.