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  • Planning My Daughter's Bat Mitzvah as a Jew-by-Choice

    By Paula C. Yablonsky

    Personal narrative about the complications a Jew-by-choice faced when dealing with her Catholic family regarding her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Facing Loss in an Interfaith Family: A Workshop for Congregations

    By Rabbi Carl Perkins

    Professional advice from a rabbi on how to approach the gray areas surrounding burial, belief, and ritual when deciding how to bury and commemorate a loved one in an interfaith family.  Also, a description of traditional Jewish

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • Online Resources for Families of Holocaust Survivors

    By InterfaithFamily

    General information guide to online resources for families of Holocaust survivors, compiled by

    Date: 08-02-2006
  • Interfaith Ignorance Is All in the Family

    By Gary Goldhammer

    Personal narrative from a Jewish man married to a Christian woman. They both practice Judaism at their Reconstructionist synagogue, but his sister doesn’t accept them.

    Date: 11-07-2006
  • Have You Heard the One about the Priest and the Rabbi?

    By Teresa McMahon

    Personal narrative about how a couple wooed the in-laws before getting engaged in order to reduce conflict over the wedding.  Author notes the importance of interpersonal negotiations to ensure that neither partner feels he/she has compromised too

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Welcoming Initiates to Judaism: Why I Prefer the Term Initiation

    By Daniel Siegel

    A rabbi’s reflection of conversion and his desire that it be called "initiation" since today’s socieity allows people to practice the Jewish faith while remaining connected to his or her family of origin.

    Date: 06-11-2007
  • Circle Complete for Jewish Convert

    By Joe Berkofsky

    Reprinted news article about Andi Rosenthal who converted to Judaism, and about her final Christmas as a Christian.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Another Generation Begins

    By Tanya H. Keith

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman whose grandparents sat shiva when her mother intermarried. Now she’s raising Jewish children with her non-Jewish children.

    Date: 07-19-2007
  • How to Talk to Your Kids about Death

    By Rabbi Earl A. Grollman

    Professional advice article that offers tips on how to handle a loss in a way that will help children cope best.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Involving Both Sides of Our Family in Tzedakah Projects in Preparation for My Son's Bar Mitzvah

    By Debi Tenner

    Personal narrative article describes how the bar mitzvah boy chose a tzedakah project for each of 13 months with a different member of his family, bonding with that person for that month, and working on a project they shared interest in.

    Date: 07-18-2006

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