Zach and Thelma

How I Knew He was Husband Material

Laura learns a lesson from her husband about what it truly means to be one big family

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US Border patrol

When Faith Reaches the Border

The young girl in the photo looks like my Helen

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Rabbi Marc Rubenstein officiates a wedding

Rabbi Marc’s Top 5 Tips for Engaged Interfaith Couples

Top 5 tips for engaged couples. This rabbi’s seen it all

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The First Hero

When I read Ruth’s story I think about how grateful I am for my dad and his commitment to my Jewish life and education

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Interfaith Dating and Kids: When You Do What You Do–and Not What You Say

Personal narrative from a divorced woman who always told her children to marry Jews, but who is now dating someone who is not Jewish herself.

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Philadelphia Parents

Local information for resources and events for parents in the Philadelphia area

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Mazel Tov to Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom!

A bundle of surprise! Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom, one of our favorite interfaith couples, just welcomed a baby girl. It’s their first child together. Many were surprised and didn’t realize that the couple was expecting. News of Newsom’s pregnancy was kept under wraps from the public. Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and his musician wife, Newsom, married in […]

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Family Acceptance & Testing the Breaking of the Glass

Over the July 4th weekend, Zach and I spent some time with my family in the Philadelphia area. As mentioned on my previous post, we got ambitious with some DIY projects, so we planned a few (three) weekends to go home and visit (work) with family to complete those projects. The first weekend in July […]

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Introducing the Parents

Personal Narrative about a couple who worried that the geographic and education-level differences between their parents might make for awkwardness when they first met, but who ended up pleased with how accepting and mature they all were.

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My Son’s Interfaith Engagement

Personal Narrataive about how shocked and disappointed a woman is when her son tells her he is engaged to a non-Jewish woman. Gradually, though, she becomes more accepting.

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