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“Both Reform and Conservative communities have discussed the possibility of converting spouses,” she said. “I think there is a growing recognition that we should welcome non-Jewish spouses into the fold, especially if there’s an interest, and should be presented with the option. One of the most interesting parts of the survey was that one-quarter of same-faith couples started off as interfaith couples.”

Mark A. Kellner can be reached at mkellner@washingtontimes.com.