Two Observant Jews, a Catholic Mom & Some Secular Siblings Walk Into a Quarantine

It’s been a journey of space-making and compromise.

As a rabbinical student, I’m used to navigating between communities in my public and personal life. I’m a Jew-by-choice, an interfaith organizer, and a rabbinic intern at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City. But since the COVID-19 virus has disrupted almost every aspect of daily life, I’ve been isolating with my interfaith family—my observant Jewish spouse, Catholic mom, and secular francophone siblings—in rural North Carolina.

Written By Margo Hughes-Robinson

Margo Hughes-Robinson is a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. A New Yorker by birth, she grew up in communities all over the United States before attending Clark University, whe...