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Synagogues and the Jewish Community

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  • New Guidebook Serves as a Road Map to Innovation in the Jewish Community

    By Rachel Pomerance

    Article about Slingshot, a project of the Bronfman Philanthropies’ 21/64 and Grand Street programs. Slingshot is a compendium of 50 organizations (including interfaithfamily.com) working to transform Jewish life and make it sustainable for the

    Date: 06-28-2007
  • Should Efforts Be Made to Draw Interfaith Couples into the Jewish Community?

    By Edmund Case

    Reprinted professional opinions of Jack Wertheimer and Ed Case, laying down the anti- and pro-outreach to intermarried/interfaith families philosophies, respectively.

    Date: 11-21-2006
  • Thoughts on Officiating at Interfaith Marriages

    By Rabbi Laurence A. Kotok

    Professional view from a rabbi who does not officiate at interfaith weddings, explaining that a rabbi’s role is to marry two Jews, and that the family’s Jewish commitment is more important than their officiant, anyhow.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • A Patrilineal Jew Mourns a Great Rabbi

    By Susan Katz Miller

    Personal narrative from a Jew of patrilineal descent remembering her short but influential meeting with Rabbi Alexander Schindler, former President of the Reform Movement, in which Schindler made her feel loved, accepted, and respected as a Jew.

    Date: 07-20-2006
  • Star-Crossed Missionaries: Valley Sees "Wave" of Messianic Proselytizing

    By Debra Morton Gelbart

    News article about messianic proselytizing in and around Phoenix.

    Date: 03-12-2007
  • Connecting with Judaism Because of My Secular Spouse

    By Gina Hagler

    Personal narrative from an intermarried non-Jewish woman who agreed to raise her children Jewish, but didn’t realize her husband was a secular Jew.

    Date: 02-19-2007
  • Educate, Connect, and Exemplify

    By Rosemary DiDio Brehm

    Personal narrative from an intermarried Catholic woman describing her journey from insensitivity to concern when she hears anti-Semitic slurs.

    Date: 07-20-2006
  • Lessons on Intermarriage from Abraham

    By Rabbi Dr. Barry Leff

    Opinion piece from a Conservative rabbi who says the Conservative movement should allow non-Jewish partners to be non-voting members, should permit the children of non-Jewish mothers to enroll in the early years of religious school and should welcome a

    Date: 05-18-2006
  • The Only Jew in Mammarrosa

    By Jeri Zeder

    Personal narrative by a Jewish American woman describing her wish to feel connected with the long-gone Portuguese Jewish population every time she goes to visit her non-Jewish husband’s family in Portugal.

    Date: 12-11-2006
  • Jewish Population Undercounted? New Study Launches a New Debate

    By Joe Berkofsky

    Reprinted news article about a national population survey from the Institute for Jewish and Community Research which counted Jews "sociologically" rather than "halachically", leading to a final count of nearly 6.7 million American

    Date: 11-27-2006

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