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  • Grieving in a Different Tradition

    By Edie Mueller

    When her brother-in-law died, she wasn't prepared for how different her Jewish cultural expectations about mourning would be from those of her Catholic husband and his family.

    Date: 01-08-2009
  • Eggs and Plagues: Handling Easter and Passover in Our Interfaith Family

    By Jim Keen

    Personal narrative about a family that is raising their kids as Jews, but those Jewish kids help their Protestant dad to celebrate his holidays, too.

    Date: 08-07-2006
  • Coming Out to My Co-Workers

    By Rachel Rockenmacher

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who had no problem telling her parents about her marriage to a Catholic man--but had a hard time telling her co-workers in the Jewish professional world.

    Date: 06-01-2007
  • Preventing Difference from Adding to Distance

    By Teresa McMahon

    Personal narrative from a Catholic woman who is raising Jewish children, explaining what she and her parents have done in order to support the girls’ Jewish education.

    Date: 11-13-2006
  • Baby's First Christmas

    By Jennifer Morris

    Ever since her first Christmas with their family, she's loved being a Jew at her in-law's special holiday.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • The Bar/Bat Mitzvah: A Rite of Passage for the Whole Family

    By Dr. Judith Davis

    Professional advice on how bar/bat mizvah marks a time of transition for the whole family, not just the twelve or thirteen year-old:  the parents’ relationship with each other has matured, the grandparents are getting older, and these

    Date: 08-11-2006
  • Keep the Faith; Share the Food

    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."

    Date: 08-03-2006
  • One for Your High Holidays Check List: "Welcoming the Stranger"

    By Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky

    Reprinted professional advice about how to make the Jewish community more welcoming to interfaith families, something that is important to think about especially around the High Holidays.

    Date: 08-03-2006
  • The Story of J: A Review of the Swedish Film Bit by Bit

    By Ronnie Friedland

    Review of Jonathan Metzger’s film Bit By Bit, about a Nintendo-obsessed Swedish Jewish boy, his non-Jewish girlfriend, and his family’s seder on the eve of a big Nintendo competition that he tries to keep secret.

    Date: 02-16-2007
  • Spending the High Holidays with the Interfaith Community

    By Julie Slotnik Sturm

    Personal narrative and general information about The Interfaith Community, a grass-roots, community-led Jewish community (with services and a school) in New York City.

    Date: 08-03-2006

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