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Discussion for the Non-Jewish Partner in an Interfaith Family

Are you not Jewish, but keeping a Jewish home and raising Jewish kids? Do you have questions about “doing Jewish,” or Jewish home rituals? Do you have concerns about your child’s coming bar/bat mitzvah? Has something bothered you or puzzled you in the Jewish community? Are some (or all) of the holidays confusing?  Or fun,…

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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.”   San Francisco Brandeis Day School, 655 Brotherhood…

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Celebrating Holidays in the Interfaith Family

HOME SWEET HOME: Celebrating Holidays in Interfaith Families   Christmas and Chanukah, Easter and Passover, December and April can be challenging times for Jewish families and interfaith families. The whole country seems to be wrapped up in a holiday that Jews don’t observe. Can an interfaith family celebrate both holidays? How would that work for…

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Let’s Talk about Christmas

Every year I tell you not to start negotiating change in December.  Here we are in early November so we can talk about tweaking the December holidays.  I’m not suggesting a complete overhaul.  (Making big changes should be discussed and anticipated.)  But knowing that we are heading into December brings up the question: of what…

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Sukkot! Will I see you this month?

This is it my friends, the High Holy days are over and the entire Jewish community springs to life!  If you’ve been thinking of taking a class, now it the time to figure out what you want to take and where.  If you have any particular interest, feel free to contact me for help.  Take…

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Published on October 1st, 2009