Becky and Femi

Why We’re Jumping the Broom

Why adding a jump broom to our ceremony is so meaningful

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How We Found the Right Synagogue for Us

How one family decided which synagogue to join and send their daughter to religious school

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Was the Last Supper a Passover Seder?

Professional view from a rabbi describing, simply, the scholarsihp on whether The Last Supper was a Passover seder–it seems that it?wasn?t.

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A Little Christmas Can Be Enriching

By Jacob Weis Anybody who has had even the most menial part in celebrating Christmas can probably acknowledge the beauty in it. Whether Jewish-Jewish or interfaith, families sometimes run in to the question of what they are “going to do about Christmas.” Part of the reason for this question is that people assume that celebrating Christmas […]

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Do Today’s Women Understand What/Who Came Before Us?

The first week of September I was privileged to introduce a discussion at Brandeis University between Anita Hill and Letty Cottin Pogrebin about faith, feminism and race. The discussion was framed by Pogrebin’s new book, Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate. Without ruining the book for those who haven’t picked it up yet, the main […]

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Transition Time

March 31, 2015 is a big day in my life and the life of InterfaithFamily, the organization I founded in 2001 and have led for the last fourteen years: Jodi Bromberg, IFF’s President for the last year and a half, will become CEO, and I will transition to a new Founder role. I hasten to […]

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Downton Abbey Portrays Reality of Interfaith Relationship

Go inside Season 5 Episode 9 where the story line of Atticus and Rose’s interfaith relationship comes to a head.

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Sliders and Moon Jars Oh My…

If you have never taken your children to visit the Chicago History Museum, June 9 is your day. The Chicago History Museum is a gem for us in Chicago. Visitors of all ages will find  stories, information about their city, and fun and interactive exhibits. The museum is featuring a very special exhibit at this time called […]

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Happy New Year! Happy New Year! Happy New Year! Happy New Year!

Doesn’t it seem like Jews are always wishing each other a Happy New Year? That’s because the Hebrew calendar includes 4 different New Years!

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The History of Interfaith Marriage

Intermarriage isn’t new, although opinions have shifted over time. Discuss the history while examining why there have been such strong feelings against interfaith marriages in the Jewish community, why this desire exists to build fences, and where the idea that mixing with other cultures will destroy Judaism comes from.

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