Rabbis from IFF/Your Communities share their synagogues’ policies on which parents’ names are included in a child’s Hebrew name during an aliyah.
She was happy to take her recently widowed mother on a cruise, but did it have to be on such a meaningful Jewish holiday?
The personal narrative of a woman who attending CCD and Hebrew School as a young child, before deciding that she wanted to be Jewish.
The child of a Jewish father and mother who is not Jewish responds to the way the Jewish community treats him.
Brianne, who grew up in an interfaith family, has her last Christmas meal, and wonders if she’ll miss it after all.
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?
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.
Over time, Stacie’s opinion on intermarriage evolved.
A rabbi’s perspective tutoring a bar mitzvah student for his bar mitzvah, and how they worked with his different learning styles
A great way to encourage everyone, young and old, Jewish or not, to participate in your Passover seder.