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Synagogues and the Jewish Community

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    Interfaith Families and Jewish Day Schools

    By Rabbi Daniel Kohn

    A rabbi and Jewish educator looks at successful ways to include and welcome interfaith families in Jewish days schools.

    Date: 06-29-2011

    What it Means to Me to be a Reform Jew

    By Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

    Address given at the World Union for Progressive Judaism Biennial Convention in San Francisco, 2011.

    Date: 02-14-2011

    Outreach Matters

    By Jane Larkin

    No one else is addressing the issues. Our interfaith groups are covering topics other synagogue groups are not, so in-married families also attend.

    Date: 04-16-2010

    Vader Half Jew

    By Eli Valley

    "Come to the dark side, Luke. Date a gentile." Edgy cartoonist seems a little tired of anti-intermarriage rhetoric in the Jewish community.

    Date: 04-14-2010

    Finding the Right Fit

    By Melissa Desjardins

    She had good experiences in her synagogue growing up, and she wanted to find a place just like it--one that would welcome her Catholic husband.

    Date: 03-10-2010

    Different Ways of Welcome

    By Dana Reynolds

    In New Mexico, they loved their Reform synagogue. In Richmond, they found a different kind of welcome at Chabad. Hey, whatever works!

    Date: 03-05-2010

    No Longer Intermarried But Still Chinese

    By Debbie Burton

    Maybe it is not such a bad thing that my Chinese appearance means I can't so easily leave behind the fact that I was previously intermarried.

    Date: 02-22-2010

    Synagogue Stresses Me Out

    By Rachel Baruch Yackley

    It was the congregation where she grew up, but for many reasons it stopped being a place she felt comfortable.

    Date: 02-05-2010

    Surviving and Thriving: Our Interfaith Shul

    By Susan Goldberg

    The plethora of interfaith couples is also a change that, in my opinion, at least, will have to be regarded as a strength for our synagogue and for our community.

    Date: 02-03-2010

    Create Your Own Community--Three Welcoming Examples

    By Nina Amir Lacey

    Some interfaith families live too far from the closest synagogue to visit regularly, or the synagogues nearby aren't welcoming to interfaith families, or they don't meet anyone's spiritual needs. Sometimes starting your own interfaith-friendly Jewish community is the solution.

    Date: 01-25-2010

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