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June 18, 2013 eNewsletter-Boston

 
InterfaithFamily
June 18, 2013

Dear Friends,
As the new editor at InterfaithFamily, I'll be bringing you the latest stories, videos and news from our website. If you have story ideas (especially for the High Holidays!) or if there are any topics you'd like to see us cover, don't hesitate to email me. I'm also looking for new bloggers, so please let me know if you're interested!

Lindsey Silken
editor@interfaithfamily.com

Coming Up in Boston
Reform Jewish Outreach Boston
Pre-Marital Training for Clergy
The interaction with clergy before marriage is often pivotal, influencing their future connection to Judaism and the Jewish community. This intensive two-day practicum at Temple Shalom in Newton will provide clergy with the tools to make a meaningful connection with every couple before and after marriage. Learn more.
Wedding Resources
Wedding Chuppah
Guides & Tips
Love is in the air and we know how much our resources for couples planning a wedding are valued at this time of year! Check out our Guide to Wedding Ceremonies for Interfaith Couples here.
Interfaith Celebs
Amanda BynesMichelle Chamuel & Amanda Bynes
Michelle Chamuel is rocking The Voice. Plus what former child star Mara Wilson has to say about Amanda Bynes (and other child stars who run into trouble). Read more.
Pregnancy & Birth Ceremonies
Pregnancy Jitters
Pregnancy Jitters
"If I had allowed myself to think that I might get a healthy baby at the end of all of this - even if I had let myself entertain it as a serious possibility - I might have had a much easier pregnancy." Read more.
Shabbat Rituals
Havdalah observationWhy Keep Havdalah?
The daughter of a Methodist minister shares why the end-of-Shabbat Havdalah ritual, which she now shares with her Jewish husband and children, is such a meaningful practice in her life. Read more.
Interfaith Dating
Talking to Parent
Telling Your Parents
Your relationship with your partner has become increasingly serious. You now find yourself talking in terms of "we" and envisioning a long future together. But how will you discuss it with your parents? Read more.
Animated Weekly Stories
Snake in DesertA Red Cow, Water & a Snake?
This week's storyteller focuses on a fascinating little story in parashat Chukkat highlighting the symbol of the snake or serpent. Watch now for ideas of how the snake became a healing symbol. Read more.
From the Blog
Baby Blessings Baby Blessings
Stacie from our Boston headquarters shares a recent baby celebration-filled day, and how Jewish prayer was included in an Indian ceremony. Read more.
 Coming Up in Boston
 Wedding Resources
 Interfaith Celebs
 Pregnancy & Birth Ceremonies
 Shabbat Rituals
 Interfaith Dating
 Animated Weekly Stories
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A member of the Jewish clergy who leads a congregation in songful prayer. ("Hazzan" in Hebrew.) Reform synagogues are often called "temple." "The Temple" refers to either the First Temple, built by King Solomon in 957 BCE in Jerusalem, or the Second Temple, which replaced the First Temple and stood on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem from 516 BCE to 70 CE.
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