Rabbi Moffic officiating a wedding

Why These 5 Myths about Interfaith Families are Limiting Our Community

Rabbi Evan Moffic debunks 5 common stereotypes about interfaith families

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Meeting People Where They Are

This post originally appeared on www.edumundcase.com and is reprinted with permission Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, a leading Conservative rabbi whose essay in March explained why he thought Conservative rabbis should continue to not officiate at weddings of interfaith couples, has a new essay arguing that “the Conservative movement should be the movement of conversion.” He wants to “meet […]

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Why Is There an Orange on the Seder Plate?

As a kid, my mother taught us to put an orange on the seder plate as an act of feminism. Around that same time, she gave me a hot pink T-shirt with rainbow sparkle letters that read, “Anything boys can do, girls can do better.” It was the ’80s and my passions for girl power, […]

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My Macaroni & Cheese Lightbulb Moment

As I have admitted before, I see the whole world through an interfaith family lens (see my past blog post HERE). I am so uber-saturated in this work that I am always thinking about the experience of the partner who isn’t Jewish who is connected to someone Jewish and what it means to have interfaith families as […]

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Choosing a Jewish Life – Fostering Jewish Peoplehood

The Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education (CJPE) is a resource and catalyst for developing education about collective Jewish belonging, often focused on the areas of Jewish peoplehood and Israel. Through its blog and Peoplehood Papers series, the organization generates dialog about the meaning and importance of Jewish peoplehood and how to nurture it. Recently, I […]

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Deepen Your Family’s Connection to Judaism with Summer Travel

As the end of the school year approaches, my family is actively planning our summer vacation. This year we’re traveling to Santa Fe for art, culture and hiking. As I’ve done since my husband and I began traveling together before we married, I’m researching the various landmarks, historical sites and things to do at our […]

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Ma Nishtanah: Why are Jewishly Engaged Interfaith Families Different from Other Jewish Families?

There are times in life when we’re in the zone. We’re so involved in performing or participating in an activity that we get lost in the experience. Other times, we’re more of a participant-observer. We’re engaged in the action or event, but we have enough distance from what is happening that we can study or […]

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How to Parent “Jewishly”

It seems these days that we are faced with more and more choices, whether in our personal or professional lives, whether at home or in public, whether small and inconsequential or life-changing. When choosing to raise a family, we now face more options and possibilities than any generation before us, from the most basic concerns […]

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Make Jewish Behavior Contagious, Hire Jewish Babysitters

One of the things I’ve learned about being a parent is that while my husband and I are our son’s primary role models and key influencers of the choices he makes, raising a child is a communal effort. Teachers, coaches, siblings, camp counselors, clergy, extended family, babysitters, and peers play a part in shaping who […]

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The Extended Influence of Camp

Two weeks ago Sammy celebrated his ninth birthday. It was a day filled with love, excitement and camp. The day started like all Saturdays do in our house, with cinnamon challah French toast and quickly progressed to getting ready for Sammy’s weekend sports event. This week it happened to be a swim meet. Sammy was […]

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