Jewish wedding

What Do We Do About Jesus at a Jewish Wedding?

What do we do about Jesus at a Jewish wedding?

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I Want My Kids to Feel “Jewish Enough”

Anna doesn’t want her kids to struggle with feeling Jewish enough, like she did

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becky and femi

I’ll Take the Wheel, Thanks

Femi & his fiancee navigate which wedding elements to include, exclude or modify

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Helen Fell on Her Head and I Prayed to Jesus, Sort of

Helen Fell on Her Head and I Prayed to Jesus, Sort of

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Interview: The December Holidays From A Christian Perspective

By Rabbi Ari Moffic  While InterfaithFamily is a Jewish organization, we naturally work with individuals and clergy of other faiths and often get requests to hear about topics from another religious perspective. As the December holidays approach, Rabbi Ari Moffic, Director of InterfaithFamily/Chicago, reached out to Reverend Samantha Gonzalez-Block, who herself was raised in an […]

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How We Planned Our Inclusive, Co-Officiated Wedding Ceremony

By Emily Baseman Our interfaith ceremony was the best and most meaningful part of our wedding day. It was really important to my husband, Brandon, and me that the ceremony be both very personal to us as a couple and truly interfaith. This meant we looked at wedding traditions from both Christianity and Judaism, and […]

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My Favorite Interfaith Children’s Book

When I was a child there were two books I wanted desperately to hear before bedtime. The first was Goodnight Fred. This was a favorite because the grandmother in the book comes out of the telephone to visit Fred and Arthur, her grandsons. I, too, thought my grandmother lived in the telephone and could come […]

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Blending Holiday Decorations and a New Life Together

In a million years, I never would have imagined that I would someday marry the sweet, funny, curly-haired freshman I met at a house party at Penn State 10 years ago. Yet, here we are. Paul and I were friendly acquaintances at Penn State, but not much more. Despite our shared love of bad television and […]

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My Kids Are Jewish, With or Without Christmas

By Lela Casey   As the only Jewish kid in my small town in Pennsylvania, Christmas was the loneliest time of year. Most of my classmates, and even some of my teachers, were almost entirely unfamiliar with Judaism. Perhaps if I’d been braver, I could have explained to them why I felt uncomfortable singing “Christ […]

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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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