The Interfaith Community is a non-profit, member-led organization. It has a formal curriculum for children K-5, with plans to expand to serve both younger and older children, as well as to include a curriculum for adults; it offers a professional counseling workshop series for interfaith couples; it provides holiday services and celebrations for major Jewish and Christian holidays; and it operates in five different chapter settings in the New York metropolitan area and in Denver, Colorado.
The organization was established informally in 1987 by a group of parents with children attending the Manhattan-based Trinity School, an independent day school with an Episcopal tradition. The primary co-founders were Lee F. Gruzen (an Episcopalian married to a Jewish man) and Sheila C. Gordon (a Conservative Jew, married to an Episcopalian man). At the time, Gruzen was involved in researching what would become the seminal interfaith book Raising Your Jewish/Christian Child (1987, revised edition 2001). Gordon was a community college dean. The program they created endured and has evolved into today's Interfaith Community. Sheila Gordon now serves as president and executive director of the organization. – less–ZoomInfo