Let this booklet guide you through the High Holy Days with your children with helpful suggestions for conversation points, activities, crafts and ways to make the days interesting and relevant to kids and teens of all ages.
Parents, Children and Interfaith Relationships: Listening so they will talk. Talking so they will listen. 4 week class being taught at Gratz College in Elkins Park, PA by IFF/Philadelphia Director Rabbi Robyn Frisch. The class begins Oct. 28 & is being offered both Tuesday afternoons & Tuesday evenings.
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.
A general rule of thumb is if the carol makes references to the Christian faith like Silent Night (“round yon virgin mother and child” for instance) it wasn’t written by a Jew. Carols without Christian references that merely refer to Christmas like Silver Bells are often written by Jews. I have nothing against carols written by Jews, but if you’re a Christian, you should be aware of which carols are actually connected to your faith since Christmas for Christians is a religious holiday.