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  • I Was a Teenage Not-So-Nice Jewish Girl

    By Jemi Kostiner Mansfield

    Personal narrative from a woman who rejected her Jewish upbringing as a teenager, eventually intermarried and now sends her children to day school.

    Date: 08-30-2007
  • It Should Have Been Grandma's First Bat Mitzvah

    By Emily Savage

    Having liberal, make-your-own-decisions interfaith parents made my path to Judaism a shaky one, but I got there with everyone's support.

    Date: 03-03-2010
  • Who Has Godparents?

    By Russ Consor

    A prospective dad hits the internet to answer the question, do Jews have godparents?

    Date: 08-25-2008
  • Celebrating Holidays in an Interfaith Stepfamily

    By Dr. Jeffrey Greenhut

    Personal narrative by an unconventional (retired military officer, Republican) Jew describing how he, his non-Jewish fiancee, and both of their families from previous marriages celebrate each other’s holidays.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • Why I Started The Half-Jewish Network

    By Robin Margolis

    Why doesn't the Jewish community reach out to us in the same way that it reaches out to interfaith couples? My story--and the story of the Half-Jewish Network-- may hold some clues.

    Date: 09-19-2008
  • When Mom Marries, Fortunes Change for Single Woman

    By Rachel Sarah

    Profile of Francesca Segrè, author of Daughter of the Bride, about a 29-year-old single woman whose mother gets remarried.

    Date: 06-28-2007
  • How to Meet Your Great-Great-Grandparents: Filling In Your Interfaith Family Tree

    By Cynthia Spikell

    A Jewish genealogy expert gives an introduction to the tools for researching your family history.

    Date: 06-16-2010
  • The Seder Meal: A Cooking Marathon of Heroic Proportions

    By Tori Avey

    I've been cooking our family Passover seder meal for almost a decade, but this year will be my first time cooking it as a Jewish woman. Preparing a delicious, unleavened meal for fifty is not an easy task, but I learned how by not being afraid to make mistakes.

    Date: 03-15-2010
  • A Family Blessing With Sprinkles on Top

    By Michelle Effron Miller

    Daughter of an interfaith marriage, she is raising her children as Jews, but her brothers are not.

    Date: 08-22-2008
  • You Can't Plan for Everything

    By Dawn C. Kepler

    Advice from an outreach professional on Salt Cod on Shabbat, by Rachel Rockenmacher.

    Date: 03-05-2007

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