Hanukkah and Christmas: Getting It “Right”

By Elizabeth Vocke My husband jokes that I only married him so I could finally celebrate Christmas. And I admit that I do love Christmas. I love the anticipation and excitement, the coziness of the season, the decorations. I also love Hanukkah, but I think it’s more difficult to create that same sense of excitement, though […]

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Grandparents Get to Go to Camp in Chicago

We at InterfaithFamily/Chicago are spending more and more time with parents of adult children who are intermarrying and grandparents whose grandchildren are being raised in interfaith homes. The question I hear from them is often about how they can share their own love of Judaism and the family heritage and traditions with their grandchildren. We […]

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Ice Cream Pyramids for Jon Stewart (and You)

Jon Stewart, born Jonathan Leibowitz, is one of America’s best known Jews, and also in an inter-faith marriage. In 2012, as Passover and Easter were approaching Stewart encouraged Jews to up the ante on Passover as it wasn’t competing very well against Easter, especially for kids. In the “Faith Off” clip below, from The Daily […]

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Tips for Interfaith Families: How to Make a Seder Inclusive

Professional advice tips for making the seder more accessible to interfaith partners and families, compiled by InterfaithFamily.com.

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DIY menorah

How to Make a Kid-Friendly, DIY Menorah

An activity guide from JewishBoston for Hanukkah

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What Makes Us…Us

I spent a recent autumn Sunday at the Topsfield Fair, in Topsfield, MA. I was expecting a day of food and rides and perhaps a huge pumpkin or two. I didn’t expect to gain a bit of perspective on diversity. As it happens, I got both. The road to my grandparent’s house seemed never-ending, over […]

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The Passover Question Box

A great way to encourage everyone, young and old, Jewish or not, to participate in your Passover seder.

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Home Holiday

Observed at home, Passover is a great time to give kids a starring role.

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Passover Seder Fun

Having grown up in a traditional family, we always celebrated Passover seders literally: seder means “order” in Hebrew. We followed every word, sang every song in the haggadah. It was long but exciting to stay up late. We certainly had fun — I stole the afikomen and dashed under our long dining room table with […]

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Interfaith Celebrities: Lifetime’s Movie and the Grammys

Interfaith and intercultural romance take the spotlight in Lifetime’s new movie. A look at some of the Grammy nominees.

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