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Death & Mourning Tools

Your toolkit for talking about death from a Jewish perspective


Talking to Young Children about Death: A Jewish Perspective

Talking to young children about death: a Jewish perspective

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What to Bring or Send to a Shiva

Learn what is customary to bring to a Jewish mourner during shiva


Jewish Clergy Referral Service

What is the Jewish Clergy Referral Service? We can connect you to interfaith-friendly rabbis or cantors for your upcoming wedding, baby naming or other lifecycle event. Our service is free and easy to use! We are the premiere clergy referral service serving interfaith couples and families. Over 20,000 matches made. That’s a lot! How does […]

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Remembering Rachel Cowan

The Jewish world lost an extraordinary leader at the end of August when Rabbi Rachel Cowan died

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Death is All Religions

Death is all religions, it is every faith and it shakes us


Why I Never Visit My Father’s Grave

Numbers are a big deal in Judaism. Hebrew is an ancient language, but numerology is hidden in every letter of scripture. This is something I learned very early on: Numbers matter. Our time on this earth—our nights and our days are numbered. So it wasn’t surprising that I grew up on 23rd street in Brooklyn and […]


Remembering Jonathan Woocher

This post originally appeared on and is reprinted with permission. Editor’s note: InterfaithFamily is heartbroken over the recent loss of longtime supporter Jonathan Woocher. He made an incredible and lasting impact on our organization and the greater Jewish community for which we are forever grateful. The Jewish world has lost a truly remarkable leader with the death […]


3 Reasons Why Mary Tyler Moore Was a Feminist Icon

By Joanna Valente TV icon and women’s rights advocate Mary Tyler Moore, who was in an interfaith marriage, died today after being hospitalized in Connecticut. She was 80 years old. Her representative, Mara Buxbaum, told the Huffington Post in a statement: “Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of […]


How to Pray with Two Faiths

Our family has had a hard few weeks. Every day we open the news to a different headline about hatred and anger. Sometimes it feels as if the whole world has gone bonkers. To top it off, my significant other, Adrian, recently received a phone call from Mexico informing him that his mother is ill. Her diabetes […]