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This Yom Kippur, I’m Hanging on to My Sins

This Yom Kippur, I’m hanging on to my sins as a parent

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InterfaithFamily Strategic Plan 2018-2020

Seven years ago, InterfaithFamily expanded from its beginnings as an online magazine through the launch of the InterfaithFamily/Your Community Initiative (IFF/YCI). It was one of the first significant efforts to place rabbis and staff in communities around the country, focused on working exclusively on meeting the needs of interfaith families and those Jewish organizations interested […]

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Rosh Hashanah Cheat Sheet

Our Rosh Hashanah cheat sheet to the rescue

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How to Celebrate Shabbat…When You Miss Friday Night

There’s still time to celebrate Shabbat *even* if you missed Friday night!

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Is it Time to Leave Our Orthodox Neighborhood?

Are we outgrowing the neighborhood I grew up in?

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Why Do I Worry My Daughter Won’t Fit In?

It’s ballet class, not religious school–so why am I worried what they’ll think of us?

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We Aren’t as Different as My Neighbors Think

Why my American-Jewish-Mexican-Catholic family confuses our neighbors

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Death is All Religions

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

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I Was the Loca Lady at My Baby’s Naming

I never thought I would be the crazy lady in synagogue. But here we are

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Top 5 Things to Know About Jewish Day Camp

5 things to know about Jewish day camp

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