By Cara Nissman
A woman’s personal narrative of the pleasure she finds in celebrating Judaism and praying outside of a temple or synagogue.
By Dr. Paula Brody
Professional view "Dear Dr. Paula" article about how repetiton builds comfort, and how the High Holidays are perhaps not the best time for a Christian’s first experience in a synagogue.
By Rabbi Samuel N. Gordon
Reprinted professional view Rosh Hashonah sermon from a rabbi trying to quel distress over high intermarriage rates; he describes the Jews as an "ever dying people" with intermarriage built into the Jewish identity.
By Elizabeth Clarke
A personal narrative article about interfaith families who are raising their kids as Jews, and the negotiations that such relationships demand.
By Andrea Lavinthal
Personal narrative from a Jewish woman wondering about all the Jewish boyfriends at her synagogue--and annoyed with the questions she gets about her interfaith relationship.
By Teresa McMahon
Personal narrative from a Catholic intermarried woman describing her realization that her family’s synagogue, Temple Beth Emeth, was one of the top three reasons she wanted to remain in Ann Arbor, MI rather than move.
By C. Andrew Martin
Personal narrative by the non-Jewish partner of a rabbi describing his experiences in synagogue, and his thoughts about the obligations of his unique relationship.
By Peter Dreier
The personal narrative of a man who made his daughter miss her soccer game at Yom Kippur, and then referenced the great athletes like Sandy Koufax and Shawn Green who have done the same.
By Martha Little
Personal narrative from a non-Jewish woman remembering her first experience meeting her Jewish future sister-in-law.
By Paula Lee Hellman
The personal narrative of a woman who found comfort in the community of her congregation after September 11th.