How Jewish Perspectives on Interfaith Families Must Change with Rabbi Lex Rofeberg

Rabbi Lex Rofeberg

Join us on Sunday, May 21st at 11:00 AM, ET for a special Adult Group featuring Rabbi Lex Rofeberg. You can join us at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, 1901 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville Maryland, 20852 or you can register to join us virtually on Zoom. *You are also invited to join us at 10:00 AM for our interfaith family gathering where we will be blessing our new babies and graduating seniors.

Lex Rofeberg is a Jewish educator and activist. He serves as Senior Jewish Educator for Judaism Unbound, a digital Jewish non-profit – co-hosting and producing its weekly podcast, along with assisting in the leadership of Judaism Unbound’s UnYeshiva, a digital center for Jewish learning and unlearning. Lex takes pride in facilitating Jewish learning in traditional locales – synagogues, Limmud gatherings, Hillels, and more – but he also enjoys bringing Judaism to unexpected places, whether it’s the middle of the woods, an IHOP, a 24-hour-long Zoom event, or anywhere else he gets the chance. Lex attended Brown University and was ordained as a rabbi by ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Some of the topics he is most passionate about include the intersection of sports and Jewish life, the empowerment of interfaith families in Jewish communities, and digital Judaism. He is himself in an interfaith relationship, and is proud to be part of a growing group of rabbis who can say the same! A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he lives with his wife Valerie and their cat-roommate (Gandalf), on Narragansett land in Providence, Rhode Island.


IFFP’s own Susan Katz Miller visited Judaism Unbound’s weekly podcast. In their conversation, they explored the growing phenomenon of families raising children in Judaism along with another religious tradition (families who are “being both”) and considered the unique gifts these families may bring to Jewish life and to the wider world, as well as the challenges and barriers they face.

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