October 18, 2005
If you just celebrated the High Holidays, were you with extended family members? Were the gatherings nurturing of your interfaith relationship--or negative? And how does your interfaith relationship impact your extended family? In this issue of our Web Magazine, you'll see that the health of relationships with extended family members can vary greatly.
Suzanne Koven writes of the positive impact of her warm relationship with her mother-in-law. Read More
Elyn Perzley writes of the negative impact of her relationships with her in-laws. Read More
Joan Millman describes her attempts to accept her German son-in-law. Read More
In "Dear Wendy," columnist Wendy Weltman Palmer offers advice to a Catholic woman unsure whether to invite her parents to her Jewish daughter's Bat Mitzvah. Read More
Please join our online discussion on the topic: Have relationships with your extended family served as a support or irritant to you as a couple and/or family?
News and Opinion
Joe Eskenazi reports on a study finding that 20% of the nation's Jews are either Sephardi, Mizrachi, racial minorities or of mixed race. Read More
Bram Eisenthal describes a cemetery in Canada that created an area where interfaith couples can be buried together. Read More
Arts and Entertainment
This issue features three entertainers who grew up in interfaith families: Michael Fox interviews comedian and screenwriter Michael Showalter, Read More; Naomi Pfefferman interviews actor Rob Schneider, Read More; and Eric Fingerhut interviews Ben Feldman, Read More
Linda Morel offers Tzimmes recipes for Sukkot, which began on the evening of October 17 and lasts for seven days. Read More
Please come back on November 1 when we look at How Social Action Can Unite Interfaith Families.
Ronnie Friedland, Editor
Write for us! Topic: Jewish Camping
We're looking for writers for an upcoming issue on Jewish camping. If you are an intermarried parent who has sent or tried to send your child to a Jewish camp, a child of interfaith parents who has attended a Jewish camp, or a director or staffer of a Jewish camp that welcomes children of interfaith families and would like to write about your experiences, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connections In Your Area--Featured Organization
|Stepping Stones to a Jewish Me is a unique and innovative program designed to help unaffiliated interfaith families explore the possibility of creating a Jewish home and raising Jewish children. Stepping Stones is a collaborative effort of various Houston area synagogues, the Jewish Community Center, and Jewish Family Service.