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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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Bronfman: Children of Intermarriage Are Also Jews

Reprinted news article about Edgar Bronfman’s statement  that stigmatizing the intermarried is “racist,” and that interfaith families are key to a thriving Jewish future. 

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Om-Shalomers Come of Age: Children of Jewish and Hindu Parents Are Emerging as a New Cultural Subset

A news article about the growing number of Jewish-Hindu intermarriages and the “HinJew” children that such relationships produce.

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Love Despite Opposition: An Italian Jew and Pakistani Muslim

Personal narrative by an interfaith Italian Jewish-Pakastani Muslim couple who are determined to

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How Audacious Will Our Hospitality to Interfaith Families Be?

This post originally appeared eJewishPhilanthropy and also appears on www.edumundcase.com and is reprinted with permission I applauded in 2013 when Rabbi Rick Jacobs announced the Reform movement’s audacious hospitality initiative, and again in 2015 when my colleague April Baskin was appointed to lead it. But the recent release of the Audacious Hospitality Toolkit surfaces a deep question: just how audacious will […]

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Courage and Innovation: And at 80, Rabbi Harold Schulweis Plans to Keep Going

Reprinted profile of Rabbi Harold Schulweis, a religious innovator in “ethical behavior in modern Jewish life” who was the pulpit rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom for 35 years, including Q & A and quotations about him.

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Ay Vey! A Kosher-for-Passover Easter . . . with Recipes

Personal narrative and recipes by a Puerto Rican Jew-by-choice who developed a Kosher-for-Passover Easter dinner that would fit her traditions into a kosher home

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Welcoming the Sabbath

The personal narrative of a woman who worked at the Muesam of Jewish Heratige and felt out of place before adopting a Jewish lifestyle.

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Jason Segel: “The Dumbest Thing You Can Do For a Kid”

In Marc Maron’s recent podcast “WTF,” he interviews Jason Segel (of How I Met Your Mother fame) at length and touches on his interfaith upbringing early on. (The interview itself begins at 14 minutes in, and the conversation turns to religion at about 15 ½ minutes.) Segel’s father is Christian and his mother is Jewish, […]

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There is Something You Should Know, We Have a Christmas Tree

Before guests come over, I prepare them by letting them know we have a Christmas tree

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