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Synagogues and the Jewish Community

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    A New Year To Engage Interfaith Families in Jewish Life

    By Edmund Case

    This new Jewish year can be the start of a sustained communal effort to engage interfaith families. The New York study's figures show that the goal of having more than 50 percent of interfaith families raise their children Jewish is within reach.

    Date: 01-30-2013

    Adam Bronfman: The Inside Outsider

    By Sue Fishkoff

    Profile of Adam Bronfman, an intermarried Jewish philanthropist who focuses his efforts on outreach to interfaith families.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Raising Consciousness about Interfaith Issues within One Jewish Organization

    By Rebecca Rolnick

    Personal narrative about how the new director of North American Federation of Temple Youth (the Reform movement's youth branch) Northeast Region changed their Institute/Convention date from Christmas, which posed a problem for kids from interfaith families, to New Year's.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Is Judaism Necessarily Insular?

    By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    Personal narrative telling a woman’s 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

    A New Judaism for a New Millennium

    By Rabbi Howard A. Berman

    A leading figure in Classical Reform Judaism explains his movement's unique approach to Judaism and intermarriage.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Jewish Intermarriage Statistics

    By InterfaithFamily

    An overview of statistics on Jewish intermarriage in the U.S. and Jewish population in the U.S. and the world.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    First Steps into Synagogue Life

    By Debora Weinberg Antonoff

    One woman’s opinion on how an interfaith couple should choose their religious path, and how to become comfortable and involved in the community that they choose.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Our Hindu Widows

    By Rob Eshman

    The editor of the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles recommends that single Jewish women in their 30s and 40s seek non-Jewish husbands.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Growing in Inclusivity

    By Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

    Several names for our new Saturday morning prayer group got rejected under the rationale of "I don’t think everyone in my family could pronounce that."

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Shabbat Weddings Revisited: The Pro Side for a Change

    By Rabbi Dr. Reeve Robert Brenner

    Arguments for Reform rabbis to officiate at weddings on Shabbat. Reprinted from the CCAR.

    Date: 05-20-2012

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