Who is a Jew?

A resource sheet explaining who is considered a Jew according to Biblical times, the Jewish Movements, and in Israel

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Kosher in a Pinch (A Quick How-To for a Kosher Potluck)

How to prepare for an Orthodox potluck and what kosher means for Orthodox Jews.

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Jewish Denominations

Judaism has numerous movements, or denominations, that cover the spectrum of Jewish practice, belief and community. Broadly, the four most significant movements in the United States are Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Orthodox. The following links, in alphabetical order, provide an introduction to each denomination, including its practices and beliefs and views on intermarriage and conversion. […]

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Does the Amount of Hebrew in a Worship Service Affect How Welcome You Feel in a Congregation?

Take this survey and let us know how you feel about the amount of Hebrew and English in Jewish worship services.

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Why We Decided to Join a Synagogue for Our Daughter

A mother describes what happens after her daughter leaves Jewish pre-school and why she thinks joining a synagogue is the answer.

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Married at First Sight’s Spiritual Advisor Offers Experti

An interview with Greg Epstein, Married at First Sight‘s spiritual advisor

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What is Your Synagogue’s Policy on Who Can Be a Member?

Rabbis share their synagogues’ policies on who can be a member and what roles someone who is not Jewish can play in synagogue leadership.

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What is Your Synagogue’s Policy on Opening the Ark?

IFF/Your Community asks local rabbis what their synagogues’ policies are on people who are not Jewish opening the ark.

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Which Parents’ Names are Included in Their Child’s Hebrew Name?

Rabbis from IFF/Your Communities share their synagogues’ policies on which parents’ names are included in a child’s Hebrew name during an aliyah.

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How Does Your Synagogue Handle Candle Lighting with Interfaith Families?

Rabbis at different synagogues answer this question about who can light candles during services

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