Jewish Education Can’t be Optional

For four years, we tried a day school education for our son. For the first two years, it worked. The secular education was excellent, our son’s Jewish identity blossomed, and his knowledge of Jewish history, texts, and the Hebrew language grew. But our overall satisfaction with the education didn’t mean that we thought the school […]

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Bring a Friend to School Day

As a parent, you never know the unintended benefits of signing your kids up for extra-curricular activities like sports, dance, gymnastics, etc.  In our case, we sign our boys up for things we think they will like, things that fit into our budget and our schedule.  My 7-year-old who is a sports fanatic – thanks […]

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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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A Day School Education For My Interfaith Family

When we started looking for a kindergarten for our son, we hadn’t expected to find a Jewish day school.

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Coming Out to My Co-Workers

Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who had no problem telling her parents about her marriage to a Catholic man–but had a hard time telling her co-workers in the Jewish professional world.

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Will Christopher McNulty Feel “at Home” in a Jewish Religious School?

The director of a religious school discusses a child of interfaith parents attending a Jewish religious school and she shares her personal experiences.

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Creating a Community of Learners

A woman who served as the Jewish life coordinator at The Rashi School discusses how the Reform Jewish school handles interfaith families.

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Our Interfaith Reform Family Finds a Comfortable Place in a Jewish Day School

A man’s personal narrative on reasons for and experience of sending child to day school as a secular interfaith family.

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The Life-Cycle of an Interfaith Relationship: Raising School-Age Children

A social worker’s advice on how to address important issues in interfaith families and when important decisions need to be made.

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Jewish Community Day Schools Welcome Interfaith Families

A personal narrative about how the one Jewish community day school welcomes and handles interfaith families.

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