Ask What Your Kid Really Thinks of Hanukkah & Christmas

  We tend to ask our children the same questions over and over which are super hard to answer. Educators and parents ask, “What are you thankful for?” This questions is asked repeatedly around Thanksgiving time. Children say, “my parents, my home, food, friends and toys.” Ask your child now. What did he or she […]

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My Mom and Her Hanukkah Angels

When I was growing up, my parents threw the most elegant Hanukkah parties. My mom is a decorator at her core and relished the opportunity to throw a party with pizazz. There was fancy juice for the kids, our best dresses and most of all, a gorgeously decorated house. Down the bannister streamed a garland she would […]

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Hanukkah with wooden dreidels

Hanukkah and Christmas

Find recipes, videos, how-to’s and more about celebrating Hanukkah

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Decorating a Christmas tree

There is Something You Should Know, We Have a Christmas Tree

Before guests come over, I prepare them by letting them know we have a Christmas tree

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My Interfaith Holiday Card Dilemma

“Let’s send out holiday cards!” I said to Wendy and Robin, my co-workers at InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia. We have so many people who’ve supported our work in the past year—our Advisory Council, donors, class and workshop alumni and others—that Wendy and Robin agreed that it would be a great idea to send each of them a card […]

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My December Disaster

An excerpt about December holidays from Jane Larkin’s book From Generation to Generation

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The December Holidays

I have always known December as a time to prepare for Christmas. Now that I am in an interfaith relationship, December is a time for many holiday celebrations. Sam grew up in an interfaith household celebrating Christmas with his mom’s family and Hanukkah with his dad’s family. Growing up, Sam’s family all picked one day […]

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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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Judaism the American Way?

A recent blog has stirred up some disapproving comments on our Facebook page. This couple split their holiday card in half with the husband on the Christmas side and the wife on the Hanukkah side. The wife says, “We do it ALL.” They “bake” latkes. This is interesting considering the “traditional” way to make latkes […]

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The Spouse Who Stole Christmas

Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who is sad her non-Jewish husband decided not to celebrate Christmas this year.

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