By Dru Greenwood
General information about a new Reform program that teaches expecting parents about the Jewish customs of preparing for a baby and raising a young child.
By Rabbi Kenneth S. Weiss
Opinion piece from a rabbi who says debates for and against bris are irrelevant--it’s an essential part of Jewish tradition.
By Dina Beach Lynch
Personal narrative by an adopted woman whose Catholic parents ignored her birth mother’s wish that she be raised Jewish, nevertheless, the woman always "felt" Jewish growing up, and continues on a journey to become a learned
By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
A professional view from a rabbi discussing the origin and character of baby-naming ceremonies for girls (simchat bat), and the relationship between birth ceremonies and "official" Jewish identity.
By Andrea Cohn
The author chose a baby naming ceremony for her daughter to cement her committment to raising her as a Jew.
By Merri Rosenberg
Sidebar to Jewish Moms, Chinese Daughters, on interfaith families raising Chinese children.
By Debra A.W. Berger
Personal narrative by a Jewish woman who is raising her husband’s children from a prior marriage and an adopted daughter from Guatemala, who cannot imagine loving any children--biological or not--more than she loves hers.
By Amy Weiss
Professional view by rabbi describing why people are choosing Jewish baby ceremonies--some because of the importance of continuing age-old traditions, and others because the Torah requires it.
By Melissa Desjardins
The baby-naming was everything she'd hoped: it was fully Jewish and honored her Catholic husband and his family.
By Leisah Woldoff
Reprinted news article about Jewish families with adopted Asian children, and how they raise their cihldren with a strong Jewish identity, as well as knowledge and respect for the culture of their birth parents.