October 4, 2005
Today's issue of our Web Magazine returns to our series on interfaith families choosing Jewish day schools, but as the New Year begins, you can still access our recent High Holidays issue in our Archive. In our new issue:
Lauren Hollop, an intermarried teacher at a Solomon Schechter school, tells why she enrolled her son there. Read More
Dean Goldfein, head of Contra Costa Jewish Community Day School, tells why the large number of interfaith families in his school is comfortable. Read More
Jennifer Rudin-Sable, the Jewish life coordinator at a Reform day school, explains why she treats interfaith families the same as she treats other families. Read More
Margaret Banks reports on the rising number of interfaith families attending B'nai Shalom Day School in Greensboro, North Carolina. Read More
Please join our online discussion on the topic: Is it more important for interfaith families that want to raise their children as Jews to send them to Jewish day schools, or mix them with other diverse families in public schools? Should Judaism be just one of several important values children are taught, or the most important?
News and Opinion
Jeri B. Zeder writes about Keren McGinity's interesting research showing that intermarried Jewish women are defining for themselves what a Jewish family is. Read More
Eve Coulson reviews two books on intermarriage from the perspectives of both an outreach professional and a Jew-by-choice. Read More
Joanne Catz Hartman wants to learn Hebrew to help her daughter with her homework, but finds it quite difficult. Read More
Lisa A. Goldstein writes about making religious decisions for the children of intermarriage. Read More
Arts and Entertainment
Amy Klein interviews the director of My Date with Drew , Read More, and Naomi Pfefferman interviews intermarried writer-director Gary David Goldberg, whose most recent film is Must Love Dogs . Read More
Please come back on October 18 when we look at Relationships with Extended Families.
Warm regards, and special good wishes for a happy and healthy New Year from all of us at InterfaithFamily.com,
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
Jewish Outreach Network provides a gateway into Jewish life through welcoming, educational community programs for interfaith couples and families in the Atlanta metro area. This independent network of local outreach programming offers a full complement of programs for interfaith couples and families, whether just beginning their journey, newly married or raising a Jewish family. Programs available to the community include outreach workshops, discussion groups, and Jewish family life courses.