Coney Island

How I Ended Up as a Brooklyn Tour Guide for a Day

How Anna ended up giving a bus tour of Brooklyn

Zach and Thelma

How I Knew He was Husband Material

Laura learns a lesson from her husband about what it truly means to be one big family

Pink flowering tree

Death is All Religions

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


What’s on the Menu for an Interfaith Passover?

My Catholic family’s hosting Passover this year. Here’s what’s on the menu

Rabbi Marc Rubenstein officiates a wedding

Rabbi Marc’s Top 5 Tips for Engaged Interfaith Couples

Top 5 tips for engaged couples. This rabbi’s seen it all


Helen Turns 2 in English, Spanish and Hebrew

I can’t believe my first baby girl is already 2! In the beginning of this journey into parenthood I can remember the wise women of the synagogue next door to our apartment shouting, “Enjoy this time! It goes so fast,” as Adrian and I whisked Helen off to the park, to doctor’s appointments, to family […]


Advice for Assimilated Family Reunions

By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff Q: I am having a family reunion. Half of the youngest generation has married people of other backgrounds. How can I use this opportunity to educate the Jewish members of my family about their heritage? And also to help those who do not currently identify as Jewish to understand how important […]


My Daughter is Bringing Home a Boyfriend who is not Jewish for Rosh Hashanah

By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff Q: Recently, our twenty year old daughter called from college to announce that she is bringing home her first serious boyfriend for Rosh Hashanah. He is an A student, the leader of his a cappella group and involved in community service. Before she introduced him to us, she warned us that although […]


Naming Our Past, Present & Future

Here’s how we created an intimate Jewish naming ceremony for our adopted baby Quinn


Family Acceptance & Testing the Breaking of the Glass

Over the July 4th weekend, Zach and I spent some time with my family in the Philadelphia area. As mentioned on my previous post, we got ambitious with some DIY projects, so we planned a few (three) weekends to go home and visit (work) with family to complete those projects. The first weekend in July […]