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
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."
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.
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.
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.
By Tim Rossi
Personal narrative from an intermarried Catholic man about his love and appreciation for his wife’s family Passover seder.
By Andi Rosenthal
A personal narrative from an unmarried convert to Judaism who was godmother to her committed Catholic sister’s child.
By Diana Zankowsky
Her mother-in-law really wanted her son's family to have a Christmas tree, so she chopped one down for them herself.
By Susan Freudenheim
Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who visited--and at first feared--her husband’s devout Catholic family in Iowa.
By Karyn Cook Zafran
Personal narrative from a Catholic woman hosting her parents and her Jewish in-laws for Thanksgiving for the first time.