Birthdays, Hanukkah and Learning to Let Go

I was supposed to celebrate my birthday, which fell on the seventh night of Hanukkah with my husband Cameron and son Sammy. We were going to light the hanukkiah, exchange gifts and go out for a sushi dinner. The plan sounded ideal to me–I love Hanukkah, sushi and spending time with my guys. But the […]

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BBYO Teens: Leadership of the Future

I recently went to B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp to conduct a Sensitivity Training on being respectful of kids from interfaith homes with Rabbi Robyn Frisch for the B’nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) Kallah program. It was exciting to meet teenagers from all over the world attending this program where they can study about Judaism and […]

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Is Interfaith Dating a Simple Issue for Jewish Teens?

1218   This article originally appeared in the July 2009 issue of JVibe, the magazine for Jewish teens, with the title “Interfaith dating,” Reprinted by permission. July 23, 2009 For me, it seems like such a simple issue, because personally it’s not an issue at all. Although I was raised in a Conservative household, my […]

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