What Moved Me in the New Year

I hope your Jewish holidays this year were good. Despite all of the bad news in the world, my holidays were excellent. They ended with the first grade consecration of my oldest grandchild on erev Simchat Torah at Temple Sinai in Brookline, Massachusetts. The rabbi had all of the children present at the service sit […]

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Why Be Jewish Today?

Anti-Semitic acts have been happening in our country every day for the past couple of months. And every day I get asked the same question, “Why should I be Jewish?” To be Jewish is to accept the challenges along with the joys. To have Jewish heritage is to be born into a club of which […]

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Triplets’ Upcoming B’nai Mitzvah Shows the Power of Three

Reprinted from the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, this story shows the incredible role a grandparent has in her grandchildren’s lives

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When Our Kids Get Married

Professional view from a former outreach worker on the issues faced by parents of children who are about to intermarry.

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Remembering My Mother

My mother, Beatrice Case, died one week ago, on March 16, 2014. She was 95 and had been remarkably healthy until just two months ago. She was a much-loved woman, especially by my 97-year-old father with whom she shared 72 years of marriage. My dad says his “secret” for a long and happy marriage is […]

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How Grandparents Can Share Their Jewish Heritage with Interfaith Grandchildren

Helpful suggestions for grandparents wanting to share their Jewish heritage with grandchildren of interfaith families.

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A Grandmother’s Gift

Personal narrative about a young Jewish girl’s Catholic grandmother, who gave her a diamond Star of David necklace.

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Grandparenting for the High Holidays

Personal narrative about a Jewish grandmother who discovered that “less is more” when it comes to inquiring about her children and grandchildrens’ Jewish observance.

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Dear Dr. Paula: Can I Take My Jewish Grandchildren to Church with Me This Easter?

Professional advice article?in which a Christian grandmother asks for advice as to whether or not she can take her Jewish grandchildren to church with her on Easter.

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Honoring In-Laws’ Holidays: One Jewish Grandmother’s Approach

Personal narrative by a grandmother who celebrates Christmas with her son’s in-laws and sends her daughter-in-law a Christmas present along with Hanukkah cookies for the other grandchildren.

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