Kristin reading from the Torah

How I Came to Embrace My Important Role in Judaism

Why my role as a Japanese American convert to Judaism is invaluable

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Gathering Inclusiveness at the Seder Table

At an interfaith seder in memory of a dear friend, Jamie is amazed by the inclusivity of her friends

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Mom and Dad: We’re in Love and We’re Not Teenagers

Before Elizabeth was engaged, she and her boyfriend (now husband) made a decision about raising their future children both Jewish and Christian.

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The First Hero

When I read Ruth’s story I think about how grateful I am for my dad and his commitment to my Jewish life and education

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Chandler Family celebrating Hanukkah

Rejecting Chrismukkah?

Here’s why I reject Chrismukkah and all of its trappings

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Going crabbing for Christmas

My First Christmas as a Jew (to be)

Krisin’s first Christmas as a Jew was difficult. So she created an unusual tradition to mark the holiday

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Lighting hanukkiah

A Newlywed Hanukkah & Christmas

Sarah and her husband navigate the December holidays as newlyweds

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How We Found the Right Synagogue for Us

How one family decided which synagogue to join and send their daughter to religious school

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How to Discuss Anti-Semitism with Youths

By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff Q: I am about to have Jewish grandchildren, and I am terrified! Don’t get me wrong; we love our son-in-law. He has brought out the best in our daughter and they make sensible decisions together. We have never had any complaints; in fact, we are looking forward to learning about new […]

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Kristin's conversion

Converting Meant Adding Judaism, Not Losing Japanese

My journey to Judaism started long before I met my now-husband Bryan, but my interest in it deepened because of him and his Jewish heritage. I’ve always been interested in learning about my Japanese heritage, so when Bryan and I started discussing our future together, I was quietly interested in conversion early on.

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