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 […]

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Four Worlds, Four People: Tu Bishvat Seder With Meaning

Why a Tu Bishvat seder has a lot to offer for 20- and 30-somethings (and you!).

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How to Pay A Shiva Call

The Jewish mourning ritual of Shiva can seem foreign and complicated. Here’s what to know before you go

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Pre-marital counseling–times two faiths!

Something I haven’t yet talked about here–which I can’t believe I didn’t think of before–is the pre-marital counseling we’re doing. We’re actually doing counseling with the Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel and the Minister at Alliance United Methodist Church. The counseling with the Rabbi thus far has been pretty traditional pre-marital counseling–communication skills, conflict resolution […]

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