Interfaith Families and Jewish Day Schools

A rabbi and Jewish educator looks at successful ways to include and welcome interfaith families in Jewish days schools.

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How to Be a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Guest: Now That You’ve Been Invited, A Guide to the Synagogue Service

Reprint of a St. Louis rabbi?s professional?advice about dos and don?ts when invited to a bar mitzvah. Reprint.

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Sample Etiquette Guide for Guests

A guide to synagogue etiquette for bar mitzvahs.

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Sample Explanation of Bar/Bat Mitzvah #1

A short, simple explanation of the meaning of bar mitzvah/bat mitzvah.

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Sample Guide to Sanctuary and Customs #1

An explanation of the basics of synagogue for guests at a bar mitzvah.

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Sample Guide to Service

A guide to Jewish worship service for bar mitzvah guests.

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How to Pay A Shiva Call

The Jewish mourning ritual of Shiva can seem foreign and complicated. Here’s what to know before you go

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The Blessings of Jewish Interracial Adoption

Professional view and personal narrative about challenges and issues of transracial Jewish adoption, and books and resources that  discuss those issues in greater depth.

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