Article Archive

Extended Family Relationships

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  • Interfaith Weddings: Honoring Both Sets of Parents

    By Ben Dubrovsky

    Personal narrative/opinion piece suggests that focusing on shared values rather than religious differences is the way to create an inclusive, meaningful wedding ceremony and relationship with (in his case non-Jewish) in-laws.

    Date: 07-05-2006
  • Faces at the Table: A Story of Healing and Renewal

    By Melissa Feldman

    Personal narrative about Passover and Easter celebrations with extended family as a time of healing and renewal.

    Date: 08-04-2006
  • Homecomings

    By Leona Junguzza

    Personal narrative from a recent convert to Judaism whose non-Jewish children are adjusting to her celebration of Hanukkah and the High Holidays and her rejection of Jesus as the Messiah.

    Date: 01-11-2007
  • What a Blessing: My Re-Marriage and Our Interfaith Family

    By Barbara A. Miksch

    Personal narrative about the successful creation of a blended, interfaith family out of two divorced parents, each with a grown son.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • Mixed Background Times Three

    By Marc Tyler Nobelman

    Personal narrative in which an American Jewish man recounts the religious, historical, and cultural tensions of dating and marrying a German Protestant woman.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • An Intercultural Celebration

    By Karin Mahony

    Personal narrative article about a born Catholic woman who converted to Judaism, as did her sister. Now, at her son’s Bar Mitzvah, she carefully includes her non-Jewish family members in the service, and the result is a great feeling of acceptance,

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Broken Line

    By Paulette Mann

    Personal narrative by a Jewish grandma of grandchildren who are being raised Catholic, expressing her feelings of unease and discomfort about the situation.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Single Situations: About My Last Column

    By Dana Greene

    Reprinted personal narrative column about interdating and intermarriage, and the responsibilities--to your family, your people, your own emotions--that singles juggle in thinking about romantic relationships.

    Date: 11-09-2006
  • Living Well in the Extended Interfaith Family

    By Karen Kushner

    Professional view including tips on the best way to create a welcoming Jewish environment for non-Jewish relatives.

    Date: 05-31-2007
  • Dispatch from the Institute: Grandparenting Your Interfaith Grandkids 101

    By The Jewish Outreach Institute

    Professional view from the Jewish Outreach Institute about how to grandparent effectively.

    Date: 08-17-2006

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