By Richard Shevitz
Review of Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg’s book Adoption and the Jewish Family, which reviewer finds to be helpful, though extremely emotional and subjective.
By Rachel Core
Personal narrative from a fifth grade Jewish girl who was born in China and gets a bit annoyed when people give her weird looks for being a Chinese Jew.
By Alexandra J. Wall
A story about how the director of the Institute for Jewish & Community Research reached out for Jews of various races and ethnicities after he and his wife adopted a black child.
The traditional birth ceremony blessings--for bris, brit, simchat bat--for Jewish children from interfaith families.
By Cheryl F. Coon
Review of Rebecca’s Journey Home, a children’s book about a Jewish family with two sons that adopts a Vietnamese baby girl.
By Hedi Molnar
Personal narrative from a woman who has two adopted Chinese children and is now planning one of their bat mitzvahs.
Ideas for sample readings for a bris or circumcision or other Jewish birth or baby-naming ceremony.
The story behind Jewish ritual circumcision, otherwise known as bris or brit milah.
By Rachel Baruch Yackley
Her daughter decided to have a bat mitzvah after all, in the inclusive Jewish community their interfaith family helped found.
By Cynthia Spikell
A Jewish genealogy expert gives an introduction to the tools for researching your family history.