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  • Dolphin Skins in the Desert and the Making of a Miraculous Bar Mitzvah

    By Beth Gilbert

    Reprinted profile of Mason Washauer, the son of divorced interfaith parents, who decided he wanted a Jewish education, and so travels seventy miles twice a week to a synagogue in Missouri.

    Date: 08-14-2007
  • My First Shiva: Understanding What to Expect Helps

    By Dr. June Andrews Horowitz

    Professional advice and personal narrative from an interfaith family counselor and outreach worker.  She describes her first encounter with Jewish death rituals, and then gives tips on how to be an "ambassador" to non-Jewish family members

    Date: 07-10-2006
  • What's Different about Gay Wedding Ceremonies?

    By Rabbi Miriam Jerris

    Professional view from a Secular Humanist rabbi describing gay wedding ceremonies she has developed and officiated.

    Date: 01-08-2007
  • Should Efforts Be Made to Draw Interfaith Couples into the Jewish Community?

    By Edmund Case

    Reprinted professional opinions of Jack Wertheimer and Ed Case, laying down the anti- and pro-outreach to intermarried/interfaith families philosophies, respectively.

    Date: 11-21-2006
  • Thoughts on Officiating at Interfaith Marriages

    By Rabbi Laurence A. Kotok

    Professional view from a rabbi who does not officiate at interfaith weddings, explaining that a rabbi’s role is to marry two Jews, and that the family’s Jewish commitment is more important than their officiant, anyhow.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Connecting with Judaism Because of My Secular Spouse

    By Gina Hagler

    Personal narrative from an intermarried non-Jewish woman who agreed to raise her children Jewish, but didn’t realize her husband was a secular Jew.

    Date: 02-19-2007
  • Tips to Engage Your Family in the New Jewish Year

    By Rabbi Arthur P. Nemitoff

    Professional advice from a rabbi about how to celebrate the High Holidays as an interfaith family at home, but the paramount importance of going to synagogue.

    Date: 08-03-2006
  • This Judeo-Christian Thing

    By Edie Mueller

    The personal narrative of a Jewish woman who wanted to be a nun when she was young, but ended up connecting to her Jewish faith after she married a Catholic man who rejected his Catholic upbringing.

    Date: 06-12-2007
  • Lessons on Intermarriage from Abraham

    By Rabbi Dr. Barry Leff

    Opinion piece from a Conservative rabbi who says the Conservative movement should allow non-Jewish partners to be non-voting members, should permit the children of non-Jewish mothers to enroll in the early years of religious school and should welcome a

    Date: 05-18-2006
  • Why I Believe That Officiating at Interfaith Marriages Will Not Lead to the Continuity of the Jewish People

    By George Markley

    Reprinted opinion piece and personal narrative speech about why rabbis’ refusal to officiate at interfaith weddings is an important symbolic act that will protect the Jewish future. 

    Date: 07-31-2006

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