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  • Crowd Control: When It Comes to Honoring Bar and Bat Mitzvah Guests, Families and Synagogues Face a Delicate Balancing Act

    By Johanna Ginsberg

    Reprinted general information article about different ways synagogues of different denominations handle aliyot for bar and bat mitzvahs.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • What Rabbis Think and Do about Interfaith Wedding Ceremonies

    By The Jewish Outreach Institute

    Professional view from the Jewish Outreach Institute reporting survey results and statistics about American rabbis’ attidutes toward intermarriage and officiation. 

    Date: 07-31-2006
  • Enough is Enough

    By Micah Sachs

    Edmund Case and Micah Sachs respond to Eric Yoffie’s call for conversion and Sylvia Barack Fishman’s flawed study on converts.

    Date: 04-05-2007
  • Rabbis Grapple with Interfaith Inclusion

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    A news article discussing the roles of non-Jewish parents in their child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist synagogues.

    Date: 08-22-2007
  • Interfaith Bris: Jewish Complications and Resources

    By Ronnie Caplane

    Profile of a full-time medically trained Reform mohel who sees himself as the antidote to non-medically trained, demanding Orthodox mohels.

    Date: 06-21-2006
  • Summer Camps Go for Diversity

    By Chanan Tigay

    A news article about Jewish summer camps reaching out to diverse Jewish populations: kids with gay parents, kids with interfaith parents, kids in multi-cultural and multi-racial families.

    Date: 06-18-2007
  • Conservative Jews and Intermarriage: A New Resource

    By Judith Bolton-Fasman

    Book review of Let’s Talk about it:  A Book of Support and Guidence for Families Experiencing Intermarriage and for Synagogue Leadership, describing the Conservative movement’s stance and thoughts on intermarriage and interfaith families&

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Samantha Caitlyn Kennedy's Jewish Baby Naming

    By Staci Kennedy

    A personal narrative from a woman who was told she couldn’t hold a standard bris at her Conservative synagogue because her non-Jewish husband isn’t allowed on the bimah when the ark is open.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Family Matters: Mixed Families, Jewish Choices

    By Amy Blumenfeld

    A general information article about Ed Case, the outreach debate, and various opinions about intermarriage and the place of interfaith families in the synagogue.

    Date: 06-15-2007
  • Ner Tamid Disaffiliated by Conservative Movement

    By Robin Friedman

    Reprinted news article about a New Jersey synagogue that was "disaffiliated" from the Conservative movement after an investigation showed that the synagogue failed to meet Conservative movement "standards" by accepting p

    Date: 11-27-2006

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