InterfaithFamily is the premier resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our new InterfaithFamily/Your Community initiative providing coordinated comprehensive offerings in local communities.
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In March 2006 we asked our readers to share their ideas on ways to include a child’s interfaith heritage and non-Jewish relatives at his or her bar or bat mitzvah. We want to thank everyone who took the time to offer their suggestions.
We would like to thank the following contributors (authors whose work originally appeared in another source include the name of the original publication):
Rabbi Lev Baesh
Helen Mintz Belitsky
Ronnie Caplane (Jewish Bulletin of Northern California)
Debra Nussbaum Cohen (The (New York) Jewish Week)
Cheryl F. Coon
Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn
Johanna Ginsberg (New Jersey Jewish News)
Rabbi Daniel Liben
Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff
Rabbi Barbara Penzer
Rabbi Peter Schweitzer
We would also like to thank the following contributors to MyJewishLearning.com, whose wisdom and information helped us prepare this packet:
Rabbi Michael Gold
Rabbi Daniel Kohn
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ideas and Primer for Interfaith Families is also available as a PDF document.