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  • Dispatch from the Institute: A Moment of Truth for Your Family, Every Week

    By The Jewish Outreach Institute

    Reprinted professional view from the Jewish Outreach Institute about the prayer Jewish parents traditionally say over their children each Shabbat, Friday night, and why this prayer holds particular significance for modern interfaith families.

    Date: 08-07-2006
  • Pizza, Noodles and Latkes

    By Hedi Molnar

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who is raising her Chinese daughters Jewish with her Italian-Catholic husband.

    Date: 11-20-2006
  • Home for the Holidays

    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. 

    Date: 02-26-2007
  • Understanding Jewish Food Traditions

    By InterfaithFamily

    An overview of Jewish foodways, including an introduction to keeping kosher, the role of Shabbat and the impact of immigration.

    Date: 08-06-2009
  • Not Your Typical Jewish Family

    By Johanna Karasik

    Personal narrative about a daughter of divorced interfaith parents whose father decided to hold a Hanukkah/Shabbat celebration and wanted her to teach their multi-faith extended family about Jewish traditions.   

    Date: 08-09-2006
  • Jewish Breads Bonanza for the Holidays and Beyond

    By Linda Morel

    Reprinted professional advice about Jewish breads from various Jewish traditions, including recipes for Rosh Hashanah Apple Challah and for Pumpkin Bread

    Date: 08-03-2006
  • How You Can Make Shabbat at Home

    By InterfaithFamily

    How to celebrate Shabbat at home, including preparing for Shabbat, lighting Shabbat candles and saying Shabbat blessings.

    Date: 05-20-2009
  • Light

    By Gary Goldhammer

    Personal narrative about a boy’s loss of his father, his attitude toward Yahrzeit candles and his non-Jewish wife’s attitudes, which have changed over time.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • My Childhood Versus My Children's

    By Jim Keen

    A man describes the differences between his Protestant upbringing and the Jewish upbringing of his two daughters.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • The Gift of God: How My Relationship with My Daughter Led Me to Religious Observance

    By Nina Amir Lacey

    The personal narrative of a woman who decided, with her non-Jewish husband, to raise her children Jewish, and was able to expose Judaism to Christian step-children as well.

    Date: 07-24-2007

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