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We tried Hebrew school. It didn’t work.

What happens when Hebrew school doesn’t work for your family

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Ruthie Loves Sunday School

My memories of religious school are pretty varied. I remember visiting the sanctuary in first or second grade, a room whose enormity overwhelmed me, watching a few old men daven in the corner while our teacher pointed out the ark and the eternal light. I remember great conversations in our Jewish Studies sessions in later […]

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A Day School Education For My Interfaith Family

When we started looking for a kindergarten for our son, we hadn’t expected to find a Jewish day school.

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How to Afford a Jewish Education

Classist assumptions in the Jewish community can make it tough to educate your children if you’re not as well-off as Jewish institutions assume you are.

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Beyond the Lulav and the Etrog

She didn’t celebrate Sukkot growing up, but it’s just perfect for her young interfaith family to express gratitude for their garden and nature.

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ISO: The Perfect Hebrew School

For most of my youth, the incomprehensible Hebrew beckoned, yet also seemed to symbolize exclusion.

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Standing on Chairs: My Journey as a Hebrew School Teacher

I learned, first from my husband and later as a Hebrew school teacher to have patience with questions and tolerance when the answers provoked more questions.

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A Good Role Model

She coordinated Judaic Studies for a Jewish day school, and never realized that some of the parents thought less of her because she was in an interfaith marriage.

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Survey Says: InterfaithFamily.com Influences Visitors to Make Je.com

The results of InterfaithFamily.com’s most recent user survey show that the site is having a positive influence on intermarried families with children.

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The Little Critics Return with Jewish Picture Books for Summer

Three picture books for children deal with difficult issues in the biblical book of Genesis in an age-appropriate manner.

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