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Talking to Children About Events in Pittsburgh and Anti-Semitism

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff shares advice for talking with kids in the wake of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh

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Marrying Off a Daughter as a Values Clarification Exercise

Personal Narrative about a mother’s efforts to connect with her daughter’s Iranian in-laws before the wedding to prevent an awkward ceremony, and to establish an ongoing relationship.

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Being a Jewish Grandparent at Christmas Time

Ruth Nemzoff discusses issues that can arise during the December holidays for grandparents of interfaith families and tools for handling them.

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Peace In Our Families

Ruth Nemzoff’s 2014 sermon for Brandeis Hillel on peace and intermarriage.

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Uniting Family and Friends of Different Religions to Mourn a Beloved Grandmother

Personal narrative in which a woman explains Jewish mourning rituals to all non-Jewish family members and non-Jewish caretakers when her mother-in-law dies and then asks about their mour

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Creating Holiday Traditions for Your Family

General information about the potential of holidays to unify or divide families, and the importance of ensuring that family and synagogue celebrations are inclusive and encouraging to interfaith families.

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What We Can Learn from Cuban Jews

Op-ed from a Jewish woman about how welcoming Jewish communities in other parts of the world are–and how American institutions could learn a thing or two from them.

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