Suggestions for how to celebrate Hanukkah (Chanukah) and Christmas in interfaith families, including volunteering, doing both and celebrating one at home and one at relatives'.
By Helen Belitsky
Profile of an interfaith family that had been non-religious until they attended a Bar Mitzvah of a family friend, sparking the daughter’s interest in having one herself. Gradually,
By Helen Belitsky
Personal narrative about a couple who sent out small quite squares with their wedding invitations, and thus created a patchwork chuppah which physically and symbolically captured the creativity and love of family and friends in their new
By Johanna Ginsberg
Reprinted news article about Jewish adoption agencies and the tendency of birth mothers not to choose Jewish adopted parents for their children since they want their kids to have Christmas.
By Cheryl F. Coon
Review of a book that helps people plan their child’s bar or bat mitzvah, and that specifically addresses the needs and questions of interfaith families.
By Rabbi Reena Waseman Judd
Personal narrative about a rabbi who married a Jew-by-choice, and is extremely close with her husband’s family although the couple is raising their children Jewish and don’t participate in his extended family’s Christian holiday celebrat
By Marlene Beach
Article about woman who struggles with accepting her intermarried children’s choices to actively participate as Christians and to raise their children as Christians.
By Sol Levin
Personal narrative from an intermarried man describing his parents (both survivors) and how their experiences instilled in him the importance of Jewish continuity. He describes how he wanted to marry a Jew, but ultimately felt good about mar
By Carol Kort
Personal narrative from a Jewish woman whose brother left to live on an ashram in India 32 years ago and now longer practices Judaism or identifies as Jewish.
By Miriam Emons
Personal narrative by a Jewish woman whose family was living in the MIddle East, where she fell in love with a Muslim man, but realized that the pressure of being surrounded by his family and culture, with its differing societal expectations, would be