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November 9, 2010 eNewsletter

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Featured Events and Organizations from Our Network

Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel

The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel is now accepting applications from Jewish high school juniors. For more information, watch their video or click here.

November 9, 2010

Dear friend,

Having joined the team at last month, I'm excited to bring you this, my first eNewsletter!

It's been a busy autumn around here, and the December holidays are just around the corner. Keep an eye on our front page (or follow us on twitter or on facebook) to see the holiday content starting November 15. And if you can't wait, our Hanukkah and Christmas Resource Page is always available!


November is National Adoption Month. What better time to participate in the Adoption and Jewish Identity Project!

Ellen Glazer offers a professional view of the various considerations interfaith families should address when looking to adopt a child.

On our blog, a review of I Love You Mommy, a documentary film looking at intercultural adoption.


Who doesn't look forward to the start of the weekend? For Jane Larkin's family, Fridays have been transformed from average to special with Shabbat celebrations.

Sissy Block never imagined she'd date someone who wasn't Jewish. Now she wants to show him what she loved about living in Israel--here in the US.

As Miriam Steinberg-Egeth discovered, sometimes you've got to create your own welcoming and inclusive community. Several names for her new Saturday morning prayer group got rejected under the rationale of "I don’t think everyone in my family could pronounce that."

Popular Culture

Nate Bloom has the scoop on Gwyneth Paltrow and her country music connections, the Jews of baseball (and not just Sandy Koufax!) and a celebrity studded public service announcement. is a community sponsor for a screening at the Boston Jewish Film Festival. If you're in Boston, you should check out the interfaith couples on the big screen. If you're elsewhere, see if they'll be playing in a theatre near you.

Though their interfaith wedding was in August, Chelsea Clinton and Mark Mezvinsky are in the news again.


A recent study found that "Jewish leaders younger than 40 aren't as bent out of shape about intermarriage as their older colleagues." We have all of the details.

And if you're one of those innovative leaders with a good idea for bettering the Jewish community, look at our guest blog post about the PresenTense NYC Fellowships.

Are you a parent raising children in an interfaith home? Want to blog about it? Please get in touch with me!


Benjamin Maron, Managing Editor | P.O. Box 428, Newton, MA 02464 | 617 581 6860 |

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