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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Sinai At Sea

She was happy to take her recently widowed mother on a cruise, but did it have to be on such a meaningful Jewish holiday?

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Growing Up “Half and Half” but Feeling Whole

The personal narrative of a woman who attending CCD and Hebrew School as a young child, before deciding that she wanted to be Jewish.

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Don’t Call Me Half-Jewish

The child of a Jewish father and mother who is not Jewish responds to the way the Jewish community treats him.

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The Last (Christmas) Supper

Brianne, who grew up in an interfaith family, has her last Christmas meal, and wonders if she’ll miss it after all.

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happy kids - what does it mean to raise Jewish kids?

Supporting Our Partners: Shifting Perceptions of Raising Jewish Kids

When my husband read an early draft of this essay, he asked, ”Why doesn’t her partner have to support our daughter? After all, they agreed to raise children as Jews.” What does it mean to raise a Jewish child?

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Conservative Conundrum

Growing up in a Conservative Jewish family, with intermarried parents, Meri never felt like she fully fit in. Now she’s trying to find a religious home for her own family, and is torn by the Conservative movement’s attitudes toward intermarriage.

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History is Not Destiny

Over time, Stacie’s opinion on intermarriage evolved.

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Bar Mitzvah Preparation for the Learning Disabled Child of an Interfaith Family

A rabbi’s perspective tutoring a bar mitzvah student for his bar mitzvah, and how they worked with his different learning styles

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The Passover Question Box

A great way to encourage everyone, young and old, Jewish or not, to participate in your Passover seder.

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