September 6, 2005
Would you be surprised to learn that interfaith families send their kids to Jewish day schools? More are doing just that, as the writers in this issue of our Web Magazine explain--and they are finding day schools to be very welcoming:
Deborah Fineblum Raub reports on a trend of more interfaith families sending their kids to Boston-area Jewish day schools--and on some of the reasons why. Read More
Michael Brent, an intermarried parent of kids in a day school, tells how he and his wife arrived at their decision and what the experience has been like. Read More
Marc Kramer explains that the mission of Jewish community day schools is to welcome all kinds of Jewish families, including intermarried ones. Read More
Laura Bramly, a Jew-by-choice, describes her experience applying to a day school and what it's been like to be part of a day school community. Read More
Gabrielle Birkner reports on the controversy around some day schools' policies to not allow kids to bring non-Jewish dates to their proms. Read More
Please join our online discussion on the topic: Is sending kids to day schools an opportunity to strengthen their identity as Jews, or is it an escape from the real world?
News and Opinion
Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford CT has a new policy regarding interfaith marriages, described by Rabbi Stephen Fuchs, Read More, and in The Hartford Courant by Frances Grandy Taylor, Read More
Dinah A. Spritzer reports on non-Jewish Czech students learning about the Holocaust by making films about their community's history. Read More
Arts and Entertainment
Richard Asinof interviews Josh Schwartz, producer of the hit Fox TV show, "The O.C." Read More
Cheryl F. Coon reviews Accessible Judaism: A Concise Guide, by Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn. Read More
Please come back on September 20 for our High Holidays issue. We'll return to day schools again on October 4.
Ronnie Friedland, Editor
Jewish Family & Life! Seeks Participants for Pilot Program
Our partner Jewish Family & Life! is looking for participants for a pilot Online Jewish Parent Coaching program to help parents navigate their way through preschool challenges. To learn more, visit Opportunities .
Reunion Show is Looking for Interfaith Couples
CBS is casting a reality show and seeks interfaith couples who would like to reunite with family members who did not approve of their marriages. To learn more, visit Opportunities .
Connections In Your Area--Featured Organization
Interfaith Family Resource Center at Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston welcomes interfaith couples and their families to join us in explorations of the unique issues that arise from differences in faith and traditions. We offer opportunities for learning and sharing in a variety of comfortable, nonjudgemental forums. We provide a resource center, workshops, discussion groups, educational programs, panel presentations, speakers bureau and personal and organizational consultations.