This booklet explains the history of Hanukkah, the symbolism and significance of lighting candles for eight nights, the blessings that accompany the lighting of the candles, the holiday's foods, the game of dreidels, and more!
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Join the San Diego Jewish Film Festival and Jewish Family Service to explore the interfaith family experience, including a screening of the film Out of Faith followed by a facilitated discussion. Out of Faith is a feature-length documentary that follows three generations as they struggle with complex and emotionally-charged conflicts over intermarriage, familial duty, ethnic identity, and cultural continuity and survival.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
Thank for for this! As you know, we very much agree on this point (while respectfully disagreeing on others). Even though I am raising my children with both religions, or perhaps because I am doing so, it is very important to me to respect the integrity of separate holidays. That doesn’t mean we don’t point out similarities (the light), the points of historical connection (Pharisees), and the differences. So when you say Chrismukkah “can only confuse children being raised with one religious identity in an interfaith family,” I would agree and add that it could confuse any child in any family (interfaith or not, raised in one religion or two or three or none). It bothers me when people (see this week’s Forward) assume that families celebrating both holidays are celebrating Chrismukkah. Not true, as your survey shows, and as this website (and my blog) explains.
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