By Ellen Scolnic
Children enjoy helping their parents prepare for special occasions, and Hanukkah is no exception.
By Dr. Judith Davis
Reprinted professional view about how the bar/bat mitzvah is a ritual that "has the potential for healing in the way it works symbolically to mark boundaries and make connections"--among family members, between the future and the past, and
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.
By Alx Block
A proud father describes his son's multi-cultural baby naming.
By Debbie Burton
At her daughter's bat mitzvah, she felt silenced by her congregation's prohibition against non-Jews speaking during services.
By Aaron Leibel
News story about an innovative family Hebrew school at a Maryland congregation.
By Tracy Hahn-Burkett
Review of There's an Easter Egg on Your Seder Plate, Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben's straightforward guide on how to respond to a child's intermarriage.
By Laurie Biundo
Personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish man about her own unease over Christmas and her family's participation in Hanukkah.
By Micah Sachs
A holiday that overturns the social order may be a great opportunity to build community and teach children to trust themselves.
By Vicki Streiff
Vicki Streiff's three children are a tough audience, and they liked three out of four of these Jewish children's books.