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Growing Up in an Interfaith Family

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  • Comforting Mourners in Interfaith Families

    By Lois Rubin

    Jewish mourning practices can be psychologically helpful to people who have lost parents, even when those parents aren't Jewish.

    Date: 04-30-2010
  • Neil Diamond, Sugar Cookies And Shiny Plastic Dreidels

    By Emily Savage

    I've realized that this is my religion, or at least a major part of it--my family, and our own traditions--the meshugah life of a Jew who wholeheartedly celebrates Christmas.

    Date: 12-02-2008
  • Bringing up Baby: Raising Interfaith Children in a Not So Interfaith World

    By Michelle Wolfson

    Michelle grew up in a Jewish-Catholic interfaith family, but she doesn't identify as anything. Her children identify her as Catholic and themselves as Jews.

    Date: 06-30-2009
  • Guilty Consciousness

    By Ruth Andrew Ellenson

    The editor of The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt explains how her interfaith upbringing inspired her book.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • A Conversation with Cheryl Coon, Author of Books to Grow With: A Guide to the Best Children's Fiction for Everyday Issues

    By Ronnie Friedland

    Profile of Cheryl Coon, a reviewer for Interfaithfamily.com and author of an annotated bibliography of childrens' books called Books to Grow With: A Guide to the Best Children's Fiction for Everyday Issues and Tough Challenges .

    Date: 06-06-2007
  • A Jewish Aunt at a Catholic Wedding

    By Ilisia Kissner

    A Jewish educator attended her nephew's wedding in a Catholic church on Shabbat.

    Date: 01-02-2009
  • My Name Is My Prayer

    By Ren Faught

    The daughter of an interfaith family who was not raised as a Jew discusses the importance of the Hebrew name she picked when she converted.

    Date: 09-07-2008
  • The Problem with Yahrzeits

    By Charlotte Gordon

    Her father, who had converted away from Judaism, mocked her for wanting to be a Jew. After her conversion, he died. How should she mourn?

    Date: 11-04-2008
  • Becoming a Jewish Man

    By Chaim Sodi

    It was hard when his parents divorced and his dad became an outsider to the Jewish community. That didn't stop him from supporting his son in becoming bar mitzvah.

    Date: 08-21-2009
  • Full-Time Jews

    By Jesse Tisch

    Young adults with interfaith backgrounds can increasingly be found working at Jewish organizationsóbut they still face some subtle obstacles.

    Date: 06-17-2008

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