By Patricia Lombard
Personal narrative by a Christian woman who is working hard to learn about Judaism and raise her children as Jews, yet who feels that her husband and his family are not interested in or even supportive of religious observance.
By Richard H. Schwartz
Reprinted professional advice from a rabbi advocating observance and celebration of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year for Trees, with tree-planting, environmental lectures, and Tu B’Shevat sedars.
By Edie Mueller
The personal narrative of a woman whose devoutly Catholic mother-in-law inspired her to reconnect with Judaism and raise her daughter as Jewish.
By Mark Sokoll
Personal narrative and professional view from two Jewish communal service professionals about their efforts to foster strong Jewish identities in their kids, yet their realization that "whom they choose to date is their chioce, not ours."
By Deborah Fineblum Raub
Reprinted general information survey of the outreach programs offered to interfaith families in the Boston area.
By Paul Golin
Reprinted professional view from the Jewish Outreach Institute about how to reach out effectively to unaffiliated and interfaith families: through "Public Space Judaism" such as Jewish arts and crafts in a mall.
By Joanne Catz Hartman
A personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish man sharing the joy her interfaith chavurah brings her family.
By Adam B. Ellick
Reprinted news article about a progressive Jewish community in Russia which has recently broken ties with the World Union of Progressive Judaism and become affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Communities, a Chabad-Lubavitcher affiliate.
By Ilene Springer
Personal narrative about the power of ethnic food and culinary traditions to bond interfaith familes, since "The good thing about food is that it usually has little to do with doctrine."
By Charlotte Gordon
Charlotte thought she was only sort of Jewish, but her friend Dale thought she belonged at the Shabbat table.