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What to do this summer?

The Jewish holidays have pretty well wrapped up and the summer stretches before us. What will you do over the summer? I have some suggestions. Check out the synagogues Do some shul shopping. Now with no pressure on, go to services, chat with a few people, see which places you like. That way, come fall,…

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Shavuot

Tonight is Shavuot and study sessions will take place at synagogues everywhere. You can read about the holiday, its history and traditions at www.myjewishlearning.com. Tikkun Leyl Shavuot – A Community-wide Celebration and Night of Study Join in a community celebration and night of Torah study, a spiritual journey bringing together Jews with varied perspectives and…

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When Being in an Interfaith Family Hurts

The HARD side of interfaith relationships and the Jewish world A member of this list asked me to pass along to you his painful experience. His wife is not Jewish and his brother has rejected his family – both JB’s wife and son. JB feels that he has lost his own brother and his nephew….

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Do Not Traffic in Fear

Talking to a couple of people this week made me write about FEAR. Do not traffic in fear Despite the fact that the Reform movement began inreach and outreach to interfaith couples in 1978 many people remain unaware that welcoming interfaith couples and families has grown stronger and more wide spread over the last 30+…

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Growing Your Child’s Identity in an Interfaith Family

Children move through a variety of developmental stages. How can we support their identity development and family attachment in age appropriate ways? Children in interfaith families are integrating multiple traditions and family heritages, we will look at how to weave together disparate backgrounds into one whole “self.” Marin Brandeis Hillel Day School, 180 North San…

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Passover Cake

I got this recipe off of www.jewishtvnetwork last year.  I tested it before suggesting it to all of you.  Big success! Banana Cake with Marsala-Fresh Fruit Relish Pareve yields: 1 bundt 7 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups ripe bananas, mashed (approximately 3 bananas) ¾ cup matzo cake flour ¼…

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