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  • Samantha Caitlyn Kennedy's Jewish Baby Naming

    By Staci Kennedy

    A personal narrative from a woman who was told she couldnít hold a standard†bris at her Conservative synagogue because her non-Jewish husband isnít allowed on the bimah when the ark is open.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Courage and Innovation: And at 80, Rabbi Harold Schulweis Plans to Keep Going

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    Reprinted profile of Rabbi Harold Schulweis, a religious innovator in "ethical behavior in modern Jewish life" who was the pulpit rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom for 35 years, including Q & A and quotations about him.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • How Kosher Is Christy's Bat Mitzvah?

    By Ron Li-Paz

    Professional advice from the cantor at Valley Outreach Synagogue in California, who says interfaith bar/bat mitzvahs should not require conversions, and the non-Jewish parent should be welcomed.

    Date: 07-06-2006
  • Fitting Tribute: An Interfaith Funeral

    By Ron Li-Paz

    Personal narrative from a cantor about how he emphasized the psychological aspects of the Jewish funeral service as he helped an interfaith family cope with the loss of their n

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • Providing Comfort to ALL Who Mourn

    By Rabbi Michael Zimmerman

    Professional view that illustrates the importance of discussing death and dying rituals in interfaith families so that congregations and survivors are prepared to bury and commemorate loved ones.  The author also commends Jewish congregations

    Date: 07-10-2006
  • Gefilte Fish Con Maduros: A Multicultural Jewish Family

    By Aliza Hausman

    A Dominican-American convert to Judaism discusses people's disbelief over her marriage to a white Jewish man.

    Date: 07-21-2008
  • When My Jewish Father Became Involved with a Born-Again Christian

    By Tracy Boriskin

    Personal narrative by a young woman whose Jewish parents divorced following a financial crisis, and whose father has recently re-married a formerly evangelical Christian woman who cares less about material possessions than his first wife did.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • Performing Interfaith Weddings: An Opportunity

    By Rabbi Bruce Kadden

    Professional view by a rabbi who performs interfaith weddings because he sees it as an opportunity to bring the couple into the Jewish community.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • Is Judaism Necessarily Insular?

    By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    Personal narrative telling a womanís thoughts about how to make Judaism less insular and the synagogue environment more welcoming, prompted by the†frustration†her non-Jewish husband felt at a Conservative Shabbat service.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Interfaith Marriage: Why I Officiate

    By Rabbi Michael Weisser

    Professional view from a rabbi explaining why he officiates:  because Torah tells us to welcome strangers, and because by accepting those interested in Judaism at the time of their weddings, the Jewish community is more likely to re

    Date: 08-25-2006

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