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October 8, 2013 eNewsletter

 
InterfaithFamily
October 8, 2013

Dear Friends,
The holidays are behind us, and while it still feels like summer at our Boston headquarters, the changing leaves are filling the air with the scent and distinct look of fall. We have some great new stories, a powerful sermon and your bi-weekly dose of celebrity updates. Happy reading!

Lindsey Silken
editor@interfaithfamily.com

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Interfaith Marriage
Interfaith Marriage
One Rabbi's Decision to Officiate at Interfaith Marriages
We’re pleased to share Rabbi Sidney Helbraun’s sermon from Rosh Hashanah last year in Illinois. Read the sermon
Kids' Books
Reading
Learn about the Torah
This is a great time of year to share some educational books with your kids about the Torah portions. Kathy has the best recommendations. Read more
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Torah Reading
Next Gen Bat Mitzvah
“I have been officiating B’nai Mitzvah for over 20 years and I have to admit that this Bat Mitzvah ceremony stands out as a highlight of my career.” Find out why
Relationships
Going KosherGoing Kosher
For Rebecca, marrying a Jewish man meant going un-vegetarian. She shares how they came to have a kosher home together. Read more
Pop Culture
Celebrities
Harry Potter to Alan Ginsberg
Your fix from Hollywood: Daniel Radcliffe matures with his next role and Tony Goldwyn discusses his Scandalous role. Read more

From the Blog
Conversation On the Staff Blog: IFF/Bay Area's Rebecca responds to the recent PEW Study: A Portrait of Jewish Americans. IFF/Chicago's Rabbi Ari shares recent quotes she's heard from interfaith families and wants you to share yours on Twitter at #InterfaithQuotes. Wendy from IFF/Philadelphia is surprised when her in-laws don't want an aliyah for her son's Torah reading.

Parenting & Wedding Blogs: This week both of our parenting bloggers coincidentally write about adult education. Jessie compares a Jewish parenting class to date night, and Jane is excited for back-to-school...for herself—not her son. And Matt talks about picking a modern ketubah and about the ceremony of his upcoming interfaith wedding.

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Hebrew for "Head of the Year," the Jewish New Year. With Yom Kippur, known as the High Holy Days. The Jewish Sabbath, from sunset on Friday to nightfall on Saturday. A member of the Jewish clergy who leads a congregation in songful prayer. ("Hazzan" in Hebrew.)
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