Hanukkah doughnuts

Mochi Doughnuts with Dipping Jams for Hanukkah

Make your own Hanukkah mochi doughnuts with dipping jams

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Kristin reading from the Torah

How I Came to Embrace My Important Role in Judaism

Why my role as a Japanese American convert to Judaism is invaluable

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Kristin's conversion

Converting Meant Adding Judaism, Not Losing Japanese

My journey to Judaism started long before I met my now-husband Bryan, but my interest in it deepened because of him and his Jewish heritage. I’ve always been interested in learning about my Japanese heritage, so when Bryan and I started discussing our future together, I was quietly interested in conversion early on.

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Kristin's wedding

Planning a Japanese, American & Jewish Wedding

Kristin’s wedding was a beautiful coming together of multiple traditions. See what went into the key decisions.

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Sikh and Jew: East Meets West

The personal narrative of a Jewish man from the Midwestern United States and his wife from an Overseas Indian community in the Far East on how they have made their interfaith marriage last 25 years.

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The Dream Of A Beautiful Bat Mitzvah

The daughter of an interfaith marriage mulls giving her daughters the jewish rites of passage that their Jewish dad had, but she herself didn’t.

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Whose Ceremony Is It Anyway?

A proud father describes his son’s multi-cultural baby naming.

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Lily’s Bat Mitzvah

A man’s personal narrative about the Jewish community in Honolulu and on his daughter’s two-part Bat Mitzvah– one in Hawaii with flower leis and Japanese drummers and the other in Maine with bagels and lox.

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Proud “Jewpanese” Americans

The personal narrative of a man who works for the Jewish Outreach Institute and plans to use his experience with the organization to raise children with a knowledge of their mother’s Japanese heritage and their father’s Jewish-American roots.

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Matzah Sushi

Growing up with Japanese and Jewish heritage was rich and inspiring for the author, who married a Jew and is raising Jewish children.

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