May 24, 2005
What do you think about first when you think about interfaith relationships: weddings? raising children? At the other end of the spectrum, end-of-life concerns are the subject of this issue of InterfaithFamily.com's Web Magazine .
Cantor Ron Li-Paz describes the funeral he led for a non-Jewish member of his synagogue. Read more
Steven Michalove describes his Jewish father's funeral and compares it to that of his Luthern father-in-law. Read more
Marlena Thompson writes of the funeral she arranged for her husband and of how she began observing some of his rituals after his death. Read more
Paulette Mann asks her grandchildren--children of both Jewish and interfaith parents--what helps them cope with the recent loss of their grandfather. Read more
Rabbi Lev Baesh writes of his approach to funerals and of one interfaith funeral in which he participated. Read more
Please join our online discussion on the topic: In mourning for a loved one, which rituals, or religion, did you find most helpful?
Arts and Entertainment
Tom Tugend reviews the new film Modigliani. Read more
Cheryl F. Coon reviews children's books about God that are appropriate for interfaith families. Read more
Sue Fishkoff reports on a survey of children of intermarried couples. Read more
Joe Eskenazi writes about Conservative rabbis grappling with how to liberalize their policies toward the intermarried. Read more
Finally, we reprint two columns by the editor and a staff writer of The Jerusalem Report about new developments on conversion in Israel. Read more
Please come back for two issues on interfaith weddings, on June 7 and 21.
Ronnie Friedland, Editor
Connections In Your Area--Featured Organization
The DCJCC offers a wide range of programs for interfaith couples and families, including couples workshops, holiday "how-to's," Introduction to Judaism, and more.