Does the huge conversation about Rachel Dolezal, who resigned as president of the Spokane, WA, chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People after it was revealed that she identified as African-American while her parents are White, have any relevance to efforts to engage interfaith families in Jewish life and community? I’m […]

IFF Wins a Rockower Award is a member of the American Jewish Press Association, which sponsors an annual conference and a journalistic competition, the Simon Rockower awards, every year. The staff at the AJPA let us know we would be receiving a Rockower Award months before I went to the AJPA conference in Chicago last week, but we didn’t […]

Branch vs. Branch: A Mixed Family Tree

My husband is African-American. I am Jewish, born in the former Soviet Union. Our children, ages 10, 6 and 3 are Jewish African-Americans–something neither their father nor I ever were.

Is Every Value a Jewish Value?

The personal narrative of an intermarried woman who believes the values she and her African-American husband teach her children are universal, not just Jewish.