By Rabbi Earl A. Grollman
A rabbi’s professional advice FAQ of how to respond and react to news of a Jewish loved one’s death.
By Helen Belitsky
Profile of a Hindu-Jewish interfaith family describing their son’s coming of age ceremonies--first the Thread Ceremony, and four days later, the Bar Mitzvah.
By Rabbi Barbara Penzner
Professional advice for interfaith families on how to appropriately include family in the bar/bat mitzvah service and/or celebration afterward.
By Rabbi Bruce Kadden
An informative article that explains the many differences between Judaism and Christianity, despite their similar history and values.
By Johanna Ginsberg
Reprinted general information article about different ways synagogues of different denominations handle aliyot for bar and bat mitzvahs.
By Rachel Pomerance
A news article that tells the story of Eileen Rockefeller Growald and her expansion to Judaism.
By Steve Ettinger
Personal narrative from a Jewish man married a Buddhist/Shinto Japanese woman on how she supports him at High Holiday services and he supports her when she plays organ for an Episcopalian church choir.
By Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn
Professional view about the need to include and honor non-Jewish relatives at a child’s bar/bat mitzvah ceremony in order to reward and strengthen the family’s Jewish ties with a very positive experience.
By Keren R. McGinity
A personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish Irish man about the journey to their daughter’s unique baby-naming ceremony--replete with bagpipes.
By Menachem Wecker
This quick guide will give you the basics you need for deciphering the architecture and decorative art in Jewish congregations.