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  • Understanding Transliteration and Translation

    By Amanda Koppelman Milstein

    You may have seen Hebrew words written in Roman characters (transliteration) in many different ways, and translated in a variety of different ways as well. This can make learning Hebrew and saying prayers more confusing, but there are good reasons why all this diversity exists...

    Date: 12-04-2011
  • Blessing for Putting On Tallit

    By InterfaithFamily

    Learn the blessing for putting on a tallit with the audio and downloadable file. And watch how to put on a tallis with this video!

    Date: 09-30-2012
  • Lifting and Dressing the Torah: Hagbah and Gelilah

    How to lift and dress the Torah during a prayer service.

    Date: 11-14-2012
  • Significance of the Tallit (Prayer Shawl)

    Receiving a tallit, prayer shawl, can be a moving focal point of a bar or bat mitzvah.

    Date: 11-14-2012
  • From Generation to Generation: Video

    L'dor Va'dor, from Generation to Generation, is a song in many Shabbat services that can be reaffirming - especially for a bar or bat mitzvah.

    Date: 11-20-2012
  • Priestly Benediction: Video

    An example of a bar mitzvah boy receiving the priestly benediction from his synagogue's clergy.

    Date: 11-20-2012
  • My Holidays!

    By Gina Hagler

    Personal narrative about a Jew-by-choice who, after 10 years, feels Jewish enough to modify her family's  holiday celebrations to incorporate recipes and music that feel right for her.

    Date: 08-03-2006
  • 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
  • A Patrilineal Jew Mourns a Great Rabbi

    By Susan Katz Miller

    Personal narrative from a Jew of patrilineal descent remembering her short but influential meeting with Rabbi Alexander Schindler, former President of the Reform Movement, in which Schindler made her feel loved, accepted, and respected as a Jew.

    Date: 07-20-2006
  • How You Can Make Shabbat at Home

    By InterfaithFamily

    How to celebrate Shabbat at home, including preparing for Shabbat, lighting Shabbat candles and saying Shabbat blessings.

    Date: 05-20-2009

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