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  • Christmas, Hanukkah and the Interfaith Family

    By InterfaithFamily

    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'.

    Date: 12-07-2008
  • One Family's Bat Mitzvah Story

    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,

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • New Styles in Chuppot (Wedding Canopies)

    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

    Date: 08-10-2006
  • Conversions Emerging as Major Issue Facing Adoptive Jewish Parents

    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.

    Date: 11-05-2006
  • Help Is at Hand! Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

    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.

    Date: 08-11-2006
  • Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother: Reflections on Being Part of An Interfaith Family

    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

    Date: 11-07-2006
  • Learning to Forgive Myself

    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.

    Date: 12-03-2006
  • Where Do We Come From? Do We Know Where We Are Going?

    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

    Date: 08-02-2006
  • Passage to India

    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.

    Date: 11-07-2006
  • A Star of David in a Land of the Crescent

    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

    Date: 01-03-2007

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